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2012/03/28 8:07 

The Seventh Annual Taste of Marukai
, a Charity Event hosted by Marukai Wholesale Mart, will support the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii, the Honolulu Japanese Chamber of Commerce, the Honolulu Japanese Junior Chamber of Commerce and the Hawaii United Okinawa Association. The Taste of Marukai has grown into one of Marukai’s largest events with more than 900 attendees last year, and has allowed Marukai to donate $165,000 over the last six years to these organizations that preserve and extend the Japanese culture in Hawaii. Features Japanese cuisine, sake and cultural traditions.

When:             Thursday, April 12, 2012 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.

Where:            Marukai Wholesale Mart—Dillingham location

                        2310 Kamehameha Highway (next to the Tesoro station, across from GasPro)

                        Parking at Puuhale Elementary School and First Hawaiian Bank – Kamehameha Industrial Center, with shuttle service throughout the night.

Highlights:       -$30,000 check presentation to the four nonprofit organizations

                        -Innovative dishes brought to you by Roy’s Restaurant

                        -An array of Japanese foods including Alaskan King crab, Washugyu (American Kobe beef), sashimi, sushi, tempura, yakitori and more, prepared by Marukai chefs

                        -Choose from over 50 different types of sake to sample

                        -Prize giveaways including JAL roundtrip to Japan for two, exciting products like the new iPad and a 40” HDTV, complementary rounds of golf, gift certificates for restaurants like Alan Wong’s and Ichiriki Japanese Nabe Restaurant, hotel stays from resorts like Turtle Bay and Fairmont Kea Lani and more!

-First public appearance of 2012 Cherry Blossom Queen and Court

                           or Marukai Wholesale Mart and Marukai Market Place Customer Service Counter

Ticket Price: $85 ($95 from 4/1) 

Donation for Prize Tickets
A donation of $10 per ticket (or 10 tickets for $80, 5 tickets for $45) is suggested for the prize drawing.
Prize tickets are available for purchase at the event. Proceeds will benefit the four Japanese cultural and business organizations.

Win Fabulous Prizes

·         JAL roundtrip for two to Japan

  • Products like the new iPad and a 40" HDTV
  • Hotel stays at resorts like the Grand Wailea, Fairmont Kea Lani and Turtle Bay
  • Gift certificates at restaurants like Alan Wong's and Ichiriki Japanese Nabe Restaurant
  • Much more!

Live performances by Ukulele artist Kalei Gamiao. From musical styles ranging from jazz, rock, pop, classical, blues, flamenco, and funk, Kalei showcases his passion for music through this simple four-stringed instrument. Since his debut album, Kalei has toured the United States, Japan, Thailand, and has also opened up for world famous entertainer Bill Cosby. In Kalei, you will experience the passion that radiates, "I believe that music brings people together dispite their differences. Music has the power to inspire, heal, and create peace. Music is meant to be shared with others. Music is the universal language and I am just a messenger."





Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii (JCCH) is committed to being a vibrant resource that strengthens the community by educating present and future generations about the evolving Japanese American experience in Hawaii through relevant programming, meaningful community and innovative partnerships.

Honolulu Japanese Chamber of Commerce (HJCC) is one of Honolulu's major business organizations, representing a cross-section of the city's businesses, industries and professions with a Pacific-wide view of business and economic development with Japan.

Honolulu Japanese Junior Chamber of Commerce (HJJCC) is open to individuals of any ethnicity from age 21 through 39. The HJJCC offers its members numerous opportunities to develop leadership, managerial and organizational skills through community service projects such as the annual Cherry Blossom Festival.

Hawaii United Okinawa Association (HUOA) serves as the umbrella organization for 48 member clubs statewide. The member clubs of the Hawaii United Okinawa Association are comprised of families whose ancestors immigrated to Hawaii from the same region in Okinawa. The HUOA thus plays an important role in fostering the Okinawan ethnic identity. The goal of all of HUOA's activities is to enhance awareness of the Okinawan culture and heritage in Hawaii and to share its richness with others in Hawaii and worldwide.



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