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Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai‘i

Inside Look: New Year's ʻOhana Festival

Photo: Courtesy of the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai‘i

Our 10 tips for when to go, what youʻll find and how to navigate this free family festival. Plus, where to find covered parking, the best bathrooms and spam musubi. Read more

Our Guide

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Photo: Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaiʻi

Sew a whale, don a superhero cape and play on waterslides for free. Read more

Weekend Guide

An exhibit that triggers all kinds of emotions. Fear, joy, sadness, surprise, you name it. Read more

We Tried It!

If your keiki enjoy interviewing their grandparents, they may want to learn more about their family history. Here are some useful resources. Read more

Parent to Parent

Recording family history can be a fun and fascinating project for keiki and kūpuna. Here are tips for how to start, what to ask and how to turn storytime into history time. Read more

Parent to Parent

Our picks of the best family events this season. Read more

Out & About

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Photo: Leeward Community College

Stand inside a giant bubble, make candy art and bring home a free tree. Read more

Weekend Guide

Visit five museums for free, frolic by a lagoon, and enter on the final day of the Cover Kids search. Read more

Weekend Guide

Your Weekend: The Best Family Events-January 10, 2018

‘Ohana Festival is Sunday. Photo: Courtesy of the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai‘i

Celebrate the new year with games and Japanese demonstrations, race down a water slide or cruise in a lazy river for free, get the kids in a kitchen with an executive chef or travel around the world. Read more

Weekend Guide

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    Can you spot the daikon radish? Okage Sama De includes a streetfront and neighborhood, such as these.

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    Otedama bean bags for kids.

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    On Sunday, the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaiʻi will host the New Year's ʻOhana Festival, a free cultural event for families. But you might want to hang onto your energetic little kids when visiting the gift shop, pictured here.

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    Photo: Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaiʻi

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    Youth taiko drummers will perform at the New Year's ʻOhana Festival this Sunday at the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaiʻi.

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    To learn about Japanese culture and festivals, kids can select videos from a touchscreen TV.

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    This schoolhouse rocks! Grandparents can introduce their grandkids to the books and toys of their youth.