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Laughter Yoga!!

Has anyone heard of ‘Laughter Yoga’??

Sakura House was filled with lots of laughs yesterday!!


We had a special guest from Japan. Mr. Okubo who is a master trainer of Laughter Yoga came to Sakura House for our seniors.


Laughter yoga is a practice involving prolonged voluntary laughter and it does promote the use of breathing activities in-between laughter exercises as a way to relax the body and mind.

It is based on the belief that voluntary laughter provides the same physiological and psychological benefits as spontaneous laughter.

We really experienced that effect through this wonderful activity!!


It started from voluntary laugh at the beginning,

but once Mr. Okubo practiced laughter yoga with some techniques, everyone changed to real laughter!! 

Some of our seniors had been laughing all the time during the activity and everyone was able to relax through Laughter Yoga.

They really had fun and spent the rest of the day with relaxing mood.


In Japan, many care workers take a lecture for Laughter Yoga and they practice it in their own facilities.



Through Laughter Yoga, we realized again how laughing is important for our mind and body. 

We keep our motto ‘Bringing smiles to everyone ‘ in mind, and we always try to make more laughs at Sakura House.



Fire Drill at Sakura House

We conducted a fire drill this week.


In the fire drill, we assume the fire coming out from the kitchen and everyone  evacuates from the large hall to the small hall.

We practiced how to transfer from the chair to the wheel chair in case of evacuating with the wheel chair.

We also reviewed how to tell the person in 911 in case of emergency.


With the calling of “Fire”, everyone started heading for the small hall covering their mouth.

After everyone achieved the evacuation, we made sure everyone was safe and then finished the fire drill.


At Sakura House, in order to evacuate as soon as possible in case of emergency, we conduct the fire drill once a month.



Sakura House celebrated 8th anniversary!!!

Thanks to everyone, Sakura House had 8th anniversary on March 16 2017. So we had the special event to celebrate our anniversary.

For the game program, we played the build-the-tree game associating cherry trees.

Our seniors were trying to pile up the cups very carefully, and after making the tree, they showed us the best smiles!


After the game session, we made the Sakura shaped cookies. 

Everyone loves cooking. They all enjoyed making Sakura shaped cookies.


While baking the cookies, we watched the slide show with the memorial pictures in 2016.

We had many events such as the summer festival, Halloween, Christmas in 2016.

After the slide show, it’s snack time! Everyone enjoyed their own cookies.



We really appreciate to have precious time with our seniors.

We continue to do our best to bring smiles to everyone!!

Thank you for coming to our booth at Honolulu Festival

Japan Hawaii Culture Expo, one of the big events of Honolulu Festival, was taken place in Hawaii Convention Center on March 11 and 12.

Sakura House had a booth in 2 days and sold some our seniors’ crafts.

We had many visitors in 2 days, and also there are some people who are familiar to Sakura House.

Thank you very much everyone for coming to our booth!



Visit us and take a tour!

We have some openings now! (as of Feb 16)

Please visit us for a tour and see how our seniors enjoy at Sakura House!

Then, you’ll be a part of our lovely members!

Please feel free to contact us and make an appointment for the tour!

Sakura House -Adult Day Care Program-
1666 Mott Smith Drive (Entrance is at Lewalani Drive side)
Honolulu, Hawai`i 96822-2869
Tel: (808) 536-1112

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