KUROKO 'BEHIND THE SCENES' RECOGNITION

The term Kuroko” (literal translation: black child//black clothes) is used in reference to the stagehands in traditional Japanese theatre, dressed all in black so as to appear invisible.  They move about in kabuki and noh stages much as a stealthy ninja at night. They may even hold props or move scenery, but are rarely apparent on stage.

Each year at our General Membership Gathering, the Honolulu Japanese Chamber of Commerce (HJCC) recognizes members that have continued to support the organization in many ways “behind the scenes”.  The selection committee is the office staff who interacts directly with our members.

Congratulations to the 2023 Kuroko Award honoree:

Jennifer Okubo Polido
Attorney
Law Office of Jennifer R. Okubo Polido
Member Since 2015

 

July 2022


Past Kuroko Award Honorees

2013
Emi Anamizu
Seiji Aspengren
Sidney Hamada
Mark Ibara
Jody Kadokawa
Phyllis Kihara
Karl Kobayashi
Michael McMurdo
Wayne Miyao
Brian Nishida
Michael Nomura
Ronald Ushijima

2014
Hiroshima Kenjin Kai

2015
Richard Park III
Carl Watanabe
Gus Yniguez

2016
Robert Nagao
Lyle Takeuchi

2017
Gregg Mueller
Chris Anjo

2018
Stanley Gono
Cathy Tong

2019
Clayton Hill

2020
Peter Hamasaki

2021
Arnold Hirotsu

2022
Craig Hirasaki