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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 […]
SOME LIKE IT HOT, OR COLD, OR SWEET OR SAVORY: Marion Crepes opens its second Hawaii location at Waikiki Yokocho (Honolulu, HI)—Crêpes are, without question, quintessentially very French. But the colorful, artfully crafted sweet and savory crêpes are without a doubt, a Japanese contribution. Marion Crepes specifically pioneered this style of Japanese crêpe in 1976. This long-standing crêpe revolutionary has popped up all around Japan with over 80 locations, and now the long-awaited crepe shop has opened in Waikiki Yokocho on Thursday, June 1, 2017. Marion Crepes in Waikiki Yokocho offers over 40 different freshly-made menu options in both sweet and savory flavors. What makes Marion Crepes special? Three things […]
The photographers for June Canon Photo Gallery are students of Moanalua High School. This exhibit, titled “Roots & Routes” is available to view through June 30, during business hours(Monday-Friday 9:00AM-5:00PM) Canon U.S.A.,Inc.Hawaii Office Ward Plaza,210 Ward Ave, Suite200 Phone 522-5930 M-F 9:00AM-5:00PM
“KARIYUSHI, KARIYUSHI”: Senju Kai Hawaii Celebrates 20 Years of Okinawan Dance and Culture in Hawaii (Honolulu, HI)—Saturday, May 21, marks a special occasion for Frances Nakachi Kuba and the Tamagusuku Ryu Senju Kai Okinawan Dance Dojo. They will be celebrating their 20th Anniversary in Hawaii along with the grand opening of their new dojo in Manoa. Kuba will be joined by Grand Masters of Okinawan Dance. “Grand Masters are considered as Jiyou Mukei Bunkasai,” says Kuba. “Preservers of important, intangible cultural properties in Japan.” In other words, their presence is not an insignificant detail to be overlooked. Her students along with Kuba herself will perform in a recital titled Kariyushi, […]