CJS Joins in Welcoming New Japanese Consul-General

Front and center, new Consul-General Toyoei Shigeeda and Mrs. Michiko Shigeeda. Center for Okinawan Studies Director Joyce Chinen in red; behind her Robert Huey representing the Center for Japanese Studies.

At a special luncheon at the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii on November 20th, the Kizuna group, made up of Japan-focused community [...]

UH Visit to Urasenke in Kyoto

Members of the Dr. Soshitsu Sen International Way of Tea Center at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa visited Urasenke in Kyoto on November 19 and 20, 2012.  Teachers and students of Chado from Hawaiʻi attended a memorial tea service honoring Sotan, grandson of Sen no Rikyu.  CJS Director Mary McDonald and Associate Director Gay Satsuma expressed [...]

Members of UH Chakai Club Visit Sen Temple in Kyoto

Three members of the University of Hawaii Manoa “Chakai” or Tea Club visited the Sen family temple at Daitokuji Temple in Kyoto on November 20, 2012.   Talon Tengan is an Urasenke Midorikai member in Kyoto this year, Diane Chen was a first-time visitor to Japan, and Rumiko Kawakami enjoyed the red leaves in her native [...]