Social Studies: Literacy/Discipline Timeline


Arrival of the Gannen Mono

08 June 1868

Arrival of the Gannen Mono, changing of the family name to: Nishihara, where we settled.


01 May 1994

Started taiko lessons, learning about it's form, technique, history and etiquette

Daihachi Oguchi/Kodo/Sado Island Taiko/Oedo Sukeroku Taiko

01 January 1998 - 01 July 2014

Don't remember the exact dates, but the people and groups who had a profound impact on my taiko experience (Japan groups)

Learning World Geography in 3rd Grade

01 August 1998

Learning about major economic and cultural hubs around the world in 3rd grade.

Petrified Footprints

01 July 2002

Traveled to the petrified footprints in Ka'u with my father, who explained the history and background of the unification of the Island of Hawaii

Internship Kilauea Volcano National Park

01 July 2009 - 03 January 2010

Completed Thesis Paper

10 January 2011 - 30 April 2011

Completed my thesis paper for my BA in History at UHM, adding my bit of research and thought to the literature.

Pilgrimage (Kyoto)

10 October 2015 - 24 October 2015

Pilgrimage along the "Pilgrim's Path" in Kyoto, visiting, praying, learning about various temples and their histories.