“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:

We are grateful to this year's sponsors:

Sponsors:

Kukui’ula

South Shore, Kauai

Kauai Kookie

Supported by:

County of Kauai

Acknowledgements:

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

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