Many races, one spirit

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Norman and Mabel Hashisaka, representing the extended Kawakami ohana, tour the rededicated Isenberg Japanese Garden Monday during the celebration marking the 150th anniversary of the first arrival of Japanese immigrants to Hawaii.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Ken Shimonishi gets a photo of the new plaque at the Isenberg Japanese Garden that was originally built through the efforts of J.K. Shimonishi, Ken’s great-uncle.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Mayor Bernard Carvalho Jr. celebrates as former mayors Maryanne Kusaka and JoAnn Yukimura place a maile lei at the new plaque for the Isenberg Japanese Garden Monday during the rededication ceremony that was done in celebration of the 150th anniversary of the arrival of the first Jaanese immigrants to Hawaii.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    The Rev. Tomo Hojo the the West Kauai Hongwanji Mission sprinkles flowers during the rededication of the Isenberg Japanese Garden in the Lihue Civic Center Monday. The ceremony was done in celebration of the 150th anniversary of the arrival of the Gannenmono, the first Japanese immigrants to Hawaii.

LIHUE — A light sprinkle did not dampen the enthusiasm of more than two dozen people attending the rededication of the Isenberg Japanese Garden on Monday at the Lihue Civic Center, adjacent to the Finance Department and the American Job Center.

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