Japanese Cultural Society of Maui

Applications for the 2015 JCSM Scholarship are now being accepted through March 31, 2015. Click here for a link to our application.  

Shinnen Enkai

​The Japanese Cultural Society of Maui (JCS Maui) will welcome the Year of the Sheep at its annual Shinnen Enkai (New Year) dinner on Saturday, January 24, at the Elleair Rainbow Room at the Maui Beach Hotel. The Shinnen Enkai will begin at 5:30 p.m. with the traditional otoso (sake welcome) with no-host cocktail hour to follow. Dinner is scheduled for 6 p.m.​ more...

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Maui Matsuri (Japanese Festival) 2014 presented by Japanese Cultural Society of Maui and Maui Taiko information announced on dates and times. Read more...

Nihon Bunka Award Announced


The Nihon Bunka award recognizes individuals for their excellence and contributions to the Japanese arts and culture, and for their unselfish willingness to share their talents with the community.  Furukawa is a sandan (3rd degree) blackbelt who started learning karate in 1985. His life since then has been dedicated to the art of shotokan karate under education by the Japan Karate Association (JKA).  JKA education is the only legal karate entity approved by the Japanese government, and is known as the "Keeper of the Highest Tradition of Karate." more...