“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.

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Upcoming Events

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Matsuri Kauai and Hawaii Aloha Gala Dinner Celebration

Since 1985, the Kauai Japanese Cultural Society (KJCS), has endeavored to perpetuate the Japanese culture and arts on Kauai and foster cultural exchange and fellowship with Japan. Our signature program is the autumn Matsuri Kauai festival. This year’s theme celebrates the 150th Anniversary of the first Japanese immigrants to Hawaii, the Gannenmono. We will be having a series of events related to this celebration for which we are inviting you to attend and ask for your support.

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Hawaii Nikkei Legacy Exhibit


A photographic exhibit covering the history and culture of Japanese Americans in Hawaii will be on display at Kukui Grove Center, Exhibition room (next to Regis Salon) from Sept. 7 through 23. It was shown in several locations in Japan in 2017. The narrative text and captions of the photo panels are in both English and Japanese.

Hours: Thursday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Friday, Sept. 7, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.; Friday, Sept. 14 and 21, from 11 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.; Saturday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The exhibit is free and open to the public.

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