2017 Oshogatsu - Japanese New Year's Traditions

12/29/17: SORRY, TICKETS ARE SOLD OUT. 

Friday, December 29 at Wailuku Hongwanji Social Hall, event starts at 5:30 with mochi pounding and mochi tasting with a variety of self-service mochi tasting stations. Tickets are $15 for adults; and $10 for children under 10 years old.

Scholarship applications now being accepted

The Japanese Cultural Society of Maui Scholarship is an academic scholarship awarded to a graduating high school senior who is pursuing further education with the desire to promote and perpetuate the Japanese culture.

Deadline: Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Download the application form

Shinnen Enkai & Nihon Bunka Awards 2018

Join us on Saturday, Jan. 27, 2018, 5:30 p.m. at the Maui Beach Hotel for this Japanese new year celebration with traditional sake, entertainment and a buffet dinner. This evening banquet also honors distinguished individuals who have perpetuated the Japanese culture with the Nihon Bunka Awards. There will be a special presentation by professor Dennis Ogawa, PhD on the 150th anniversary of the first Japanese immigrants to Hawaii, also known as Gannen Mono. Presale tickets only. $50 Adults, $20 Children (6-11 years old), free for children ages 5 and under.