Kunii Takezaki performing for the JCC. Upper right: Takezaki displaying a sample of her work.
8th level (Hachi Dan) calligraphy master Kunii Takezaki, from Okinawa, gave a spirited Shodo performance for the Japanese Culture Club on Friday, September 14, 2012. After the performance, attendees lined up to have their names transposed into beautiful [...]
Works of art depicting emissaries from the Ryūkyū Kingdom left the UH Library on September 7 for exhibit at the National Museum of Japanese History in Chiba Prefecture. The exhibit in Japan, titled “Early Modern Japan through Parades: Samurai, Aliens, Festivals,” runs from October 26 through December 9, 2012. When the works return to UH, an [...]
In the second installment of our Fall seminar series, Dr. Yoichiro Sato, author of several important works on Japanese Security and Foreign Policy, will address the Japanese response to maritime territorial disputes with China (e.g., the Senkaku Islands). Please join us for Dr. Sato’s esteemed commentary on what has become a hot-button issue. [...]