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Nominate for Nihon Bunka 2020!

The prestigious Nihon Bunka Award is given to outstanding individuals in the community who have dedicated their lives to helping perpetuate the Japanese Culture or those who have shown excellence and contributions to the Japanese arts and/or culture and for their selflessness in sharing their talents with the community.

Deadline for nominations is Dec. 20, 2019.

Click here to nominate someone for the Nihon Bunka award for 2020!

Japanese New Year Mochi Pounding
JCSM General Membership Meeting
Wailuku Hongwanji Mission Social Hall

Saturday, December 28, 2019

Includes mochi pounding and tasting stations, bento dinner, Fukumoto’s ozoni soup

5:30 p.m. Mochi Pounding & tasting (limited supply!)
6:00 JCSM General Membership meeting and elections
6:30 Dinner & fukubiki

Click here to get your tickets to OSHOGATSU



General Membership meeting

Wailuku Hongwanji Mission Social Hall,
1828 East Vineyard Street
Wailuku, HI 96793

Saturday, December 28, 2019


  1. Call to order
  2. President's report
  3. Elections for 2020 - 2021 term
  4. Announcements: Nihon Bunka Awards, Shinnen Enkai 2020, Scholarship program
  5. Adjourn

JCSM is currently accepting nominations to serve on the 2020-2021 board of officers. In order to serve on the board, you must be a member of JCSM with interest to advance its mission to perpetuate the Japanese culture on Maui. JCSM's board of officers serve on a volunteer basis. Meetings are once a month, which will be set forth by the incoming board.

If you have an interest to serve on the board, click here to download the candidate consent form. Self-nomination is allowed.