December 2021 Year of the Ox Bamboo Shoots Writing Contest Winners : )

Ho ho ho, Happy New Year to you.  May 2022 be a good one for you and everyone else. We got winners.  Yeah!  You all win the always treasured 10 Bamboo Bucks to use in the BRP online store.  Send a message to [email protected] to get the code you’ll need when you check out.  Just…

A Holiday Letter from Jean Yamasaki Toyama and Bamboo Ridge

How you can help Make a tax-deductible donation Subscribe to Bamboo Ridge Order gift subscriptions Buy / give BRP books and merchandise Participate in our monthly Bamboo Shoots writing contest Donate your car, truck, van, motorcycle, or boat to BRP through Kokua in Kind Shop smile.amazon.com and support BRP Follow us on social media, and…

November 2021 Year of the Ox Bamboo Shoots Writing Contest Winners : )

Aloha to all you Thanksgiving survivors, and welcome to the Thunderdome that is spending all your money on holiday presents you think might be good choices.  I have one sister who loves anything.  Buying done.  And one sister who hates everything.  Buying done, and dreading the reaction. But enough about my family problems.  Here we…

October 2021 Year of the Ox Bamboo Shoots Writing Contest Winners : )

Ho ho ho, Merry Christmas.  Oh, wait, I think I jumped the gun here.  I’ll have to show more restraint on the holiday cheer front, like retailers do. Kayden, let us cut the proverbial chase.  Once upon a time, Darrell Lum and Eric Chock planted a very special tree in the back yard of the…

A Sneak Peek at our special issue “Kīpuka”

To celebrate the upcoming release of Kīpuka: Finding Refuge in Times of Change we thought we’d share a couple of things from the issue as a sneak peek! Here’s a snapshot of some of the art and a short pandemic piece by BR renshi poet Christy Passion. Preview more KĪPUKA content with a video and…

September Winners in the Year of the Ox Bamboo Shoots Writing Contest : )

Wella wella wella, huh, tell me more, tell me more.  So summer’s gone, school’s in session, and Halloween beckons. Here’s a scary fact.  Darrell and Eric said they could only afford to give away 20 Bamboo Bucks this time, so the winners are Joy Gold and Doreen Beyer.  Lanning, sorry, you just missed.  You knew…

August 2021 Year of the Ox Writing Contest Winners : )

Happy September to all our writers.  Here are the August winners.  Each of you has won a much coveted 10 Bamboo Bucks bitcoin.  Oh, wait, we’re still working on production of our bitcoins, so it’s just the usual, old-fashioned, grown by Darrell and Eric on the Bamboo Buck tree in the backyard of the Bamboo…

July 2021 Year of the Ox Writing Contest Winners : )

Oh oh.  Forgive my tardiness.  I forgot just about everything over the past few days.  But I remember a few things now, like these are the winners for July: Ken Tokuno:  Da Salt Shower Trees Award Alex:  Da Summer Morning Award Fred Peyer:  Da Noble, Generous, Courageous, and Compassionate Cook Award Doreen Beyer:  Da Wow…

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