“Committed to the preservation and education of the Japanese culture and arts.”
Kauai Japanese Cultural Society
The Kauai Japanese Cultural Society was founded in 1985 after the Kanyaku Imin Bi-Centennial celebration. Rev. Koichi Miyoshi along with other key members decided to form the Society to perpetuate the Japanese culture. The Society seek to promote and perpetuate the appreciation and understanding of Japanese culture, its arts, and values, and to foster goodwill and friendship between Japan and the United States of America.
Membership in the organization shall be open to, all persons, of any ethnic background, who are interested in Japanese arts, dance, karaoke, calligraphy, charcoal art, ikebana, taiko, tea ceremony, Japanese language, educational and cultural exchanges, and other cultural activities.
Kodomo no Hi (Children’s Day) is celebrated close to Hina Matsuri (Girl’s Day Celebration) around March 3 at the Kukui Grove Shopping Center Center Stage. A mini show is held to have our young people of each school participate and anyone who is interested in showing their talents. Some years we are fortunate to have a store space offered to display a Hinamatsuri Doll Set and a Boy’s Day set along with other displays i.e. ikebana, sumie, etc.
Matsuri Kauai graciously thanks the following sponsors:
Office of the Mayor, County of Kauai
Dr. Donald and Joann Kawane Family Charitable Trust
Jim Sweeney, President Kauai Shrimp
Kukui’ula Development Company (Hawaii) LLC
Kinsen Ryu Kauai Shibu
Kauai Shinbuyo Kai
East Minyo Dance Club
Azuma Dance Group
Edoryu Soba Group & Todoroki Soba no Kai
Herbert Miyazaki Family
Consulate General of Japan
Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii
Boys Scout Troup 148
Kapaa High School Key Club
East Lions Club
Rev. Kohtoku Hirao
Kauai High School Japanese Class & Club
Kapaa High School Japanese Class & Club.
Iwaki Hawaii Exchange Association
Urasenke Kauai Tanko Kai
Mrs. Kay Hill
Hanayagi Mitsusumi Dance Studio
Yamaguchi Prefecture Delegation
Kapaa Senior Center Japanese Dance Class
Ryukyu Matsuri Daiko
Kauai Ondo Drummers
Arthur & Michiru Umezu
October 9-11, 2020
Annual Matsuri – CANCELED
The festival has been canceled for this year. The board has decided to cancel the Matsuri for this year due to the Covid-19 and uncertain conditions when we do open our island to visitors.
Please check back for a future date.