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:
South Shore, Kauai
County of Kauai
University of Hawaii – Kimono Dressing
Kauai Kookies Nakaya Family
Sand Kato-Klutke Kauai Shinbuyo Kai
Daniel Nishiguchi East Minyo Dance Club
Francis Takahashi Azuma Dance Group
Rhan Honjo Herbert Miyazaki Family,
Consulate General of Japan Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii
Boys Scout Troup 133 Nicole Sakurai
Mitsuko Taura James Yamamoto
Club Musubi-Carolyn Lum Jean Dobashi
Bryson Ellegard Sidney and Roberta Yanagawa
Kauai Community College Japanese Club Kauai High School Japanese Class & Club
Kapaa High School Japanese Class & Club. El Cantare Foundation
Iwaki- soba Makers Iwaki City
Suo- Oshima Suo-Oshima- Omote Senke Sencha
Mr. Tanaka- Hiroshima Orizuru Peace Tree` Tevita Apina
Urasenke Kauai Tanko Kai Mrs. Kay Hill
Lihue Kendo Club Kauai Coffee
Hanayagi Mitsusumi Dance Studio Ryukyu Koten Afuso-Ryu Ongaku Kankyu Choichi Kai, Kauai
Okinawan Dancers Kinsen Ryu Kauai Shibu
Kauai Bonsai Eisa Dancers
Kyle Chew Ann Hashisaka
We are grateful to this year’s sponsors: