“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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KJCS Kimono Dressing & Obi Tying Class

Saturday, April 27, 2024; May 11, 2024; May 18, 2024

9:00 – 11:00 AM Lihue Hongwanji Hall

Learn to dress in a yukata/kimono from undies to obi.
Each session is a little different to accomplish self-dressing in a yukata/kimono and obi.
Cost $25.00 (member of KJCS $20.00) Space limited.
Email [email protected] for reserving a spot.