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What's Happening at the JCCH

RISE 2021

The Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai‘i (JCCH) cordially invites you to honor organizations and individuals who exemplified kachikan values of Responsibility, Integrity, Strength, and Empowerment at our inaugural RISE event on September 22, 2021. The outstanding honorees embraced their kuleana and continue to lead our community and State of Hawai‘i through immense change.

The hybrid RISE event will feature both in-person dining and in-home dining delivery, coupled with an online virtual program. Due to the nature of the event, our dine-in sponsorship packages are limited.

Event Details Here


Thank you to the Attendees
of the Flag Signing Event!


The Honolulu Star-Advertiser recently posted an article about last week's WWII-era flag signing event in the JCCH Honouliuli Education Center. Read the article here.

Judge Gogo, the organizer of the flag signing project, also visited John Hayakawa and Judge Frank Takao at their homes to have them sign the flag. Thank you to Vickie Hayakawa for the images!

THIS Saturday: 
JCCH Craft & Collectibles Fair 

While you are shopping with our local Japanese and Japanese-themed vendors, we invite you to also enjoy a special performance by Somei Taiko at 10:30 a.m. Order a delicious grilled meal from our featured food vendor, Blue Truck Teppanyaki, to enjoy while you watch the performance!


Please review our rules to keep everyone safe at this event! Face masks and social distancing will be enforced indoors and outdoors.

Sat., August 21, 2021
9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

JCCH 1st Floor Courtyard & Breezeway


August Obon Sale

Visit the Gift Shop as we celebrate Obon season! You'll find kimono, fans, lanterns, and more.

Everyone (members & non-members) will receive 30% off Obon related items.* 

Gift Shop Hours
Tuesday - Saturday
9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

*Sale is in-store only and ends on Tuesday, August 31, 2021. See store for full details and limitations. Face masks and social distancing will be enforced. Gift Shop customers will receive a temperature check and must present proof of full COVID-19 vaccination with a photo ID for entry into the building. For more information, please call the Gift Shop at (808) 945-7633 ext. 43 or email

If you are interested in donating items to the Gift Shop, please contact the Gift Shop Manager, Nick, at (808) 945-7633 ext. 39 or email for limitations and to schedule a drop-off date. Walk-ins will NOT be accepted. Thank you for understanding.

YouTube: Recently Uploaded

Perseverance through Faithfulness


Check out our videos on YouTube! Every week, we are uploading short, educational videos.


  1. Click here to go to our YouTube page
  2. Sign in to your Google account. If you do not have a Google account, you can click "Create account" and create a free account.
  3. On our YouTube page, locate and click on the red "SUBSCRIBE" button at the top right corner. Once you are subscribed, click the bell to turn on notifications to be the first to hear when a video is posted!


JCCH Office Featured Ikebana

Each week, our ikebana volunteers generously bring an ikebana to display in our administrative office lobby. We hope you enjoy this beautiful arrangement!


Ikebana by:
May Hiraoka-Tomita


Community Announcements

National Geographic
Featured Article


National Geographic recently posted an article about Honouliuli with images from the JCCH Resource Center. Read the article here:

The hidden sites of Japanese incarceration in Hawaii

The JCCH Ballroom is OPEN

For availability and pricing, please call (808) 945-7633 ext. 25 or email

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