“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:

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Kimono & Obi Dressing Workshop

Kapaa Hongwanji Mission Hall  on Monday, May 13, 2019 from 6 to 7:30 p.m.
Participants are asked to bring their yukata, obi and supplies.

Call 822-5353 if you have any questions, or email pkgshim3@hawaiiantel.net

Wednesday, May 15th:  Kimono Dressing and Dance Instruction Demonstration at Waimea Library  6:00 pm

Friday, May 17th:  Mahelona Hospital Bon Dance, 6:00 pm

Saturday, May 25th:  Kimono Obi Dressing Wrokshop at Lihue Neighborhood Center 11:00 am to 12:00 noon

Saturday, June 8th:  Japanese Cuisine at Kapaa Hongwanji 9:30 am to 11:30 am