The Japanese in Hawaii now can reflect upon a history of their cultural roots from over 100 years ago, starting with the first boat load of immigrants in 1868. The Japanese have contributed a lot through that period of time and have achieved many things. Some things that the Japanese have contributed can be seen in our " Hawaiian Style" daily life.
They brought over the famous musubi, sushi, tempura and teriyaki meat. Other foods only " locals" in Hawaii know about were started in Japan. Such as the tasty saimin, ono shave ice and filling hekka. Hekka is the Hawaiian version of the Japanese sukiyaki dish and only in Hawaii will you find pineapples and taro in it.
Leaving your footwear outside before coming in to the house is another Japanese custom adopted by other races in Hawaii. Japanese festivals and celebrations are also practiced in Hawaii. Such as the doll of girls day ( Hina- matsuri) and the flying paper carps of boys day (Tango-no-sekku), The o-bon festival where people dance in bon dances, and the New years celebration when people share Japanese food and drink rice wine (sake) are the most popular.