For the last 50 years, the Japanese Cultural Society of Maui upheld its mission to perpetuate the Japanese culture to help preserve traditions and values for our kodomo. As we reach this 50th golden milestone, JCSM held a Gala on Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019 at the King Kamehameha Golf Club.

The organization honored Yukie Ueoka, the last living founding board member of JCSM. The community also raised funds for the restoration of the iconic tea house in the Japanese Garden at the Kepaniwai Park in Iao Valley.

It is our goal to hold a traditional tea ceremony in the tea house to commemorate the Gannenmono, the 150th anniversary of the first Japanese immigrants to Hawaii. With your support, we can turn this ambitious plan into reality.

Below are some photos and videos from the evening.

Sept 29, 2019, King Kamehameha Golf Club, Waikapu - The Japanese Cultural Society of Maui celebrated its 50th...

Posted by Japanese Cultural Society of Maui on Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Here is the 1969 Articles of incorporation, which includes the names of JCSM's founding members. The committee have attempted to reach out to their family members and collect their photos and bios. If you have information about any of them, please let us know at

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