Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii
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Honoring Our Heritage


Experience the multi-generational history of the Japanese in Hawai‘i at the Okage Sama De: I Am What I am Because of You Historical Gallery.

Embracing Our Diversity


From festivals to fundraisers, our events bridge us to the diverse community we serve.

Sharing Our


Educating the community about the Japanese American experience and history in Hawai‘i.


Yukata/Obi Tying and Bon Dance Lessons
June 18, 2016 9:00am - 12:00pm

Sharing the Spirit of Aloha Annual Gala
June 25, 2016 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Gyotaku (Fish Printing) Workshop
July 16, 2016 9:00am - 12:00pm

Kumihimo Bracelet Workshop
July 30, 2016 9:00am - 12:00pm

Shippoyaki (Metal Enameling) Workshop
August 19, 2016 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Latest News:

Mahalo to everyone who supported the 2015 Sharing the Spirit of Aloha Gala!
The Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai`i would like to thank the many sponsors, donors, and volunteers who supported the 2015 Sharing the Spirit of Aloha!
Posted on: 08/14/2015

Key Advocates in Protection of Honouliuli Laud President’s Signature of Monument Proclamation
Carole Hayashino and Jane Kurahara joined President Barack Obama in the Oval Office for the official signing of the proclamation declaring Honouliuli a national monument. Posted on: 02/24/2015

Japanese American Leaders Applaud Announcement that Honouliuli will become a National Monument
Announcement comes on the 73rd anniversary of the executive order enabling mass internment of Americans.
Posted on: 02/18/2015

Petitions Supporting Park Service Recognition of Honouliuli Presented to Interior Secretary Jewell
Interior Secretary Jewell, NPS Director Jarvis receive petitions calling for National Park Service recognition and management of Honouliuli Posted on: 12/04/2014

Mahalo for your support of the 2014 “Sharing the Spirit of Aloha” Gala!
The Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai'i would like to thank the many donors and volunteers who helped make the "Sharing the Spirit of Aloha" a big success! Posted on: 06/27/2014

To be a vibrant resource, strengthening our diverse community by educating present and future generations in the evolving Japanese American experience in Hawai‘i.