Oyakodon, the most famous comfort food of Japan, was invented by a restaurant in Nihonbashi, Tokyo, called Tamahide. This would be the 10th year of Japan’s Horeki, or 1760, when Japan was still ruled by the Tokugawa shogunate dynasty. They were known as a restaurant for hot pot, with shamo or gamecock hot pot as their premier dish. “However, in the late 1800s, the wife of Tamahide’s fifth-generation owner noticed how some diners would take the last remaining remnants of their hot pot, pour it over a bowl of white rice, and mix it with an egg. Figuring that if customers liked it enough to make it themselves, the restaurant may as well save them the trouble, and in 1891, the 20th year of the Meiji era, Tamahide’s chefs prepared their first oyakodon.”
The ongoing summit eruption at Kilauea volcano turned 1 year old on Sept. 29, 2022. The past year’s activity has commonly been described as “continuous” effusion of lava within Halema‘uma‘u crater. Although this has been mostly true — especially in recent months — there have been multiple occasions when lava was not flowing. What happened at those times, and why?
The weather is a bit crazy now. Temperatures remain warm but things are about to change. Fall has officially arrived in the northern hemisphere since the sun has moved south of the equator. The autumnal equinox for us is spring for those south of the equator. As the sun moves further from us, days are shorter and plants tend to slow their growth.
Feeling occasional earthquakes is part of the experience of living in the state of Hawaii, especially on Hawaii Island. The vast majority of felt earthquakes are small, but the less common large earthquakes can be damaging, so it is important to be prepared.
The Big Island Press Club awarded scholarships totaling $3,000 to three students this year. The press club annually awards scholarships to students pursuing a higher education in journalism or a related field.
‘Imiloa Astronomy Center, in partnership with Lonoa Honua and Ohana Waa, is hosting the ‘Ikuwa Festival this weekend.
Brett Morgen — producer, director and editor of the new David Bowie documentary, “Moonage Daydream” — will introduce his film, with a Q&A afterward, for the film’s Big Island premiere at 7 p.m. this Friday at the Honokaa People’s Theatre.
The last eruption of Mauna Loa occurred in 1984 and began in a style typical of the volcano. At 10:55 p.m. on March 24, 1984, the rate of earthquakes under Mauna Loa started to rapidly pick up. While rates of earthquakes were already above normal, they quickly rose to 2-3 earthquakes per minute.
Members of the International Palm Society are here to study the palms of Hawaii in cooperation with The Hawaii Island Palm Society. They have come to educate, protect and promote the use of palms in the tropics, subtropics and warm temperate regions.