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IF YOU’RE HAPPY AND YOU KNOW IT: Sakura Terrace Launches New Happy Hour (Honolulu, HI)— Have you been to Sakura Terrace lately? Longtime fans will know of the renovations, sparkly new sushi bar and a new menu to match. Now, the Japanese eatery is launching a brand new Happy Hour, and it’s worth a (weekly) visit. The new Happy Hour features a $5 menu of appetizers including its famed Mac Tofu (that’s a silky and indulgent macadamia nut tofu), Satsuma Age (potato), Chicken Karaage, Squid Tempura, Agedashi Tofu, Tako Wasabi, Maguro Wasabi, Salmon Onion, and daily Special Poke. The drink menu also features a lineup of crowd favorites including $3 […]
MONKEYS, PANDAS, & FLAMINGOES, OH MY!: Kulu Kulu Cake Brings Back its Popular Kulu Kulu Zoo (Honolulu, HI)— When unique and delicious new flavors pair with delightful animal desserts, it’s a sure sign that the famed Kulu Kulu Zoo by Kulu Kulu is back in town. This year’s line-up includes five brand new desserts including Banana Monkey Puff ($3.50), a monkey-faced Diamond Head Puff with fresh banana custard cream, Peach Flamingo mousse cake ($5.25), and Henna Cotta ($4.95) a silky panna cotta shaped like a hen with fresh strawberry sauce. The Snake Éclair ($3.50) features an indulgent custard cream, and the Panda Mocheese ($4.95) is the famed Mocheese—a mochi covered […]
Rakuten Card Opens First Rakuten Card Lounge in Waikiki, Hawaii – Aiming to increase touchpoints with members and maximize Rakuten Group synergy – URL: https://www.rakuten-card.co.jp/service/rakuten-card-lounge/hawaii/index.html Tokyo, August 1, 2017 – Rakuten Card Co., Ltd. today announced that it will open its first member-exclusive Rakuten Card Lounge in Waikiki, Hawaii. The lounge will be operated by Rakuten Card USA, Inc., a subsidiary of the Rakuten Card Group, and is slated to begin operations from August 1 (local time). Rakuten Card Lounge is a lounge*1 available to tourists and business travelers from Japan who hold Rakuten Card*2. In addition to offering temporary baggage storage and a welcome drink while members wait […]
ENTER THE DANCING DRAGON: Learn the Ways of Taiko at Dragon Beat (Honolulu, HI)— When was the last time you’ve watched a taiko drum performance? The highly skilled syncopation of a row of drummers, the athleticism that goes in to beating the drums, the full-bodied music—it’s as fascinating to watch as it is to listen—especially when the performing group is Dragon Beat. Master Taiko Percussionist Tsutomu Nakai established Dragon Beat in 2012 in Hawaii, offering lessons to students of all ages—starting as young as two years old. The Dragon Beat style is often described as energetic and upbeat, a blend of traditional Japanese taiko drum arrangements with a focus on […]
CAPTURING THE ESSENCE OF HAWAI`I: Additional Workshops for PhotoCon Hawai`i and Photo Contest Announces Deadline Extension (Honolulu, HI)— The Essence of Hawai`i Photo Contest, part of PhotoCon Hawai`i, is drawing the attention of both contestants and sponsors—so much so that the entry cutoff date has been extended to August 31, 2017 (originally July 7, 2017). In addition, PhotoCon Hawai`i will host two additional workshops, courtesy of DJI (Dxxxxx Jxxxx Ixxxx). With the expertise of Mike Elliot of Drone Service of Hawaii, along with his team of drone experts, an Intro to Drones (for beginners) and Advanced Drones (for advance UAV pilots) workshops will be offered to PhotoCon attendees. An Early […]
THE FIRST ANNUAL PHOTOCON HAWAI`I: Hawai`i’s First and Biggest Photo Convention to Launch at Neil S. Blaisdell Center (Honolulu, HI)— PhotoCon Hawaii, short for Photography Convention, is already shaping up to be a big buzzworthy event with many industry insiders ready to engage with the local photography community. There will be workshops and KeyNote speakers throughout the first week of October at various locations along with a two-day trade show on October 7–8, 2017, at the Neil S. Blaisdell Center. Exhibits will include new product and service introductions and demonstrations, workshop seminars and the award ceremony for The Essence of Hawai`i Photo Contest. Canon USA will also conduct photography classes […]