May 17, 2024 | 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
2454 South Beretania Street, Honolulu, HI 96826
Event Planned By Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaiʻi

 On May 17, 2024, the JCCH hosted the 2nd annual Irasshai: Eat, Drink, Kanpai! fundraiser presented by aio Digital + WKF, Inc.

Over 450 people joined us at the Center for our Japanese street festival-inspired event! Colorful lanterns, banners, and a custom-made yagura tower created a festive vibe indoors and out, while guests enjoyed a feast of freshly prepared dishes by 15 local chefs paired with sake, beer, and other beverage offerings. A lively line-up of musicians and martial artists provided a unique blend of cultural entertainment. 

Mahalo to everyone for sharing in the cultural programs of the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaiʻi and for helping us sustain our efforts. Special thanks to our wonderful event sponsors, donors, volunteers, and event planning committee. 

Please enjoy these photos from the event:

Event Photos 

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Irasshai 2024 Slideshow

Recap Video

Mahalo to our sponsors!

This event is made possible through the generous support of these individuals and organizations.



Matsu 松 (Pine)



Take 竹 (Bamboo)





Andrew Ogawa    Hawaii Tourism Japan

Ume 梅 (Plum)

A Downtown Dental Group    Aliʻi Fire Protection Co., Ltd.   

Alm ʻOhana    American Savings Bank

Capitol Consultants of Hawaii    G70    iQ 360    Island Movers, Inc.

Kristi Inkinen Yanagihara Charitable Fund of the Hawaiʻi Community Foundation   

KTA Super Stores    Kumabe HR   

Mark and Joanie Teruya

Ota & Hara, A Limited Liability Law Company

Pete's Restaurant Equipment Repair

Ronald Ho & Associates / RHA Energy Partners, LLC

Temari Hawaii    Terranox

2024 Menu Preview