“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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Matsuri Kauai has ended for 2023. Check back for next year's event.

KJCS General Meeting


Kauai Japanese Cultural Society, Inc.
Invites you to the General Meeting on Sunday, March 10, 2024, at Lihue Neighborhood Center Kitchen at 10:30 AM – 1:00 PM
Bento is $12 each (include rice, spam, goteburg, shrimp, BBQ meat and bottle water)
RSVP to Kauaijcsorg1@gmail or Gloria at 808 822-5353 by March 1.
Program and Agenda to follow soon. See you there.
It is time to renew your membership. Please note that the membership dues has
increased to $10.

Kodomo no Hi will be on April 6 at Kukui Grove Shopping Center from 10 a.m.-12:00