Tanabe Books

Nonfiction and fiction writings about Religion, Buddhism, Japan, Hawaii, and Japanese-Americans

​George Tanabe writes nonfiction and fiction about Religion, Buddhism, Japan, Hawaii and Japanese-Americans.

Ukulele Explosion on Maui

At the invitation of Benny Uyetake, an ukulele master who teaches at Kalama Intermediate School, I spent a day at their Ukulele Explosion educational fair on March 30.  I heard some great music, especially that of Benny's group, the Kalama Kids.  I did a PowerPoint presentation on Japanese Buddhist temples in Hawaii with a focus on Maui. 

Showing a photo of Paia Mantokuji Soto Zen temple.

Showing a photo of Paia Mantokuji Soto Zen temple.

Fellow presenter Henry Allen, old time muscian (steel guitar, ukulele, guitar, composer)

Fellow presenter Henry Allen, old time muscian (steel guitar, ukulele, guitar, composer)