“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.

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:

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Supported by:
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

Acknowledgements:
Kauai Kookies
Kinsen Ryu Kauai Shibu
Sand Kato-Klutke
Kauai Shinbuyo Kai
Daniel Nishiguchi
East Minyo Dance Club
Tevita Apina
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
Nicole Sakurai
James Yamamoto
Kapaa High School Key Club
Club Musubi
East Lions Club
Joyce Takahashi
Rev. Kohtoku Hirao
Kauai High School Japanese Class & Club
Anju Madoka
Kapaa High School Japanese Class & Club.
Nanako Numazaki
Iwaki City
Iwaki Hawaii Exchange Association
Urasenke Kauai Tanko Kai
Mrs. Kay Hill
Toshiko Kaneshiro
Kauai Coffee
Hanayagi Mitsusumi Dance Studio
Yamaguchi Prefecture Delegation
Kapaa Senior Center Japanese Dance Class
Leola Sueoka
Kauai Bonsai
Ryukyu Matsuri Daiko
Susan Uyeda
FM97
Kauai Taiko
Jan Sueoka
Yayoi Ishikawa
Tsunami Daiko
Faith Soto
Kauai Ondo Drummers
Cheryl Shintani
Arthur & Michiru Umezu
Ann Hashisaka
Jeffrey Kimoto
KONG Radio
Matt Klutke
Brandi Yamamoto
Beverly Gotelli
Toshiko Kaneshiro
Sheree Tamura
Kawamura Farm
Contemporary Flavor
Corteva Agriscience
Kauai Realty
Stephanie Iona