HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - The Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii has always been a place to learn about one of the eastern hemispheres richest cultures. But now the JCC of Hawaii is hosting its first ever Aki Matsuri, a celebration in honor of the children and culture of Japan. To talk about the event, Sunrise invited some of the people involved in making this event a reality.
Timothy Ho is the Director of Programs at the JCC and Kumi Okimoto of Masako Formals joined Grace in Studio B to talk about the event and also show off some of the clothes that will be showcased. At Aki Matsuri attendees can enjoy craft, culture and food booths.
Some local high schools such as Moanalua and Kalani are lending a hand at this event. If you're interest in learning more about the "Land of the Rising Sun" and its children, stop by Aki Matsuri at the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii this Sunday, November 9 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information visit www.jcch.com.