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Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii celebrates 2016 with Ohana Festival

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) -

As part of its New Year's tradition, the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai'i (JCCH) will celebrate 2016 with its annual New Year's 'Ohana Festival. This fun-filled event will feature food, crafts, entertainment and cultural demonstrations.
 
This will be the 14th year that the Honolulu Hiroshima Kenjin Kai will be participating in the festival making their popular "Hiroshima-style" okonomiyaki. During this year's festival, they will reach a milestone as they will be selling their 10,000th okonomiyaki. They will recognize the person who buys the 10,000th okonomiyaki at the festival.

Location: Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai'i and Mo'ili'ili Field (2454 South Beretania Street)

Date and Time: Sunday, January 10, 2016, from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Description: As part of its New Year's tradition, the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai'i (JCCH) will celebrate 2016 with its annual New Year's 'Ohana Festival. This fun-filled event will feature food, crafts, entertainment and cultural demonstrations. This year the festival will feature over a dozen food vendors including favorites such as okonomiyaki, KC Waffle Dogs, shave ice, and andagi to name a few. There will also be dozens of craft vendors, games for children, mochi pounding and martial arts demonstrations. There will be a packed schedule of entertainment on two stages including a performance by Ohana Arts, the Royal Hawaiian Band and Taiko Center of the Pacific! The New Year's 'Ohana Festival will be a great way for the community to come together and celebrate the Year of the Monkey in 2016! You won't want to miss this annual tradition as we mark 23 years of ringing in the New Year and celebrating Hawai'i's cultural diversity.

Entry fee: Free admission into the festival. There are fees for certain activities. Parking is available at the University of Hawai'i at Manoa parking structure on Dole Street for a flat rate with complimentary shuttle service to and from the festival.

Public contact information: Phone: (808) 945-7633, Email:info@jcch.com, Fax: (808) 944-1123. Website: www.jcch.com.

The Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai'i, a non-profit organization, strives to strengthen our diverse community by educating present and future generations in the evolving Japanese American experience in Hawai'i. Founded on May 28, 1987, the Cultural Center has nearly 5,000 members and annually connects to more than 50,000 residents and visitors through its programs and events. The Cultural Center features a historical museum, an exhibition gallery, library/archive center, the Kenshikan martial arts dojo, the Seikoan Japanese teahouse, and a Gift Shop. For more information call (808) 945-7633, email info@jcch.com or visit the website at www.jcch.com.

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