About Us

Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii


To be a vibrant resource, strengthening our diverse community by educating present and future generations in the evolving Japanese American experience in Hawai‘i. We do this through relevant programming, meaningful community service and innovative partnerships that enhance the understanding and celebration of our heritage, culture and love of the land. To guide us in this work we draw from the values found in our Japanese American traditions and the spirit of Aloha.

Our Motto

Honoring our heritage. Embracing our diversity. Sharing our future.

Our Vision

We aspire to co-create a society where a deeper knowledge of one’s heritage and a profound understanding of oneself will enable enlightened connections among all people.


JCCH Gift Shop

The JCCH Gift Shop features distinctive merchandise for all occasions and generations. Our unique product line represents the essence of the Japanese American experience in Hawaii. Your purchases help support the programs and exhibitions at JCCH.

JCCH members enjoy a 10% discount on qualified purchases through the Gift Shop (on-site location only.)

Our retail location can be found at 2454 South Beretania Street, Honolulu, HI 96826.

Store hours: (These restricted hours are in place due to COVID-19. You may place online orders 24/7 at shop.jcch.com)

Wednesday-Saturday: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Closed Sunday, Monday and all state and federal holidays.

To learn more about the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii, its exhibitions and programs, please visit www.jcch.com 


If you are interested in volunteering for the JCCH Gift Shop, please email gift shop manager Nicholas Sakai at sakai@jcch.com