KIKUE (KISHII) FUJIMOTO Of Honolulu, HI, went peacefully to her eternal rest on June 8, 2014. Born on May 21, 1918, in Honolulu, Kikue, a second- generation Japanese-American of samurai lineage, was raised in Japan where she married Shigeki Fujimoto, and upon returning together to Hawaii, they forged a cultural bridge between Japan and America that transcended Shigeki's internment during World War II. After Shigeki's early death, Kikue moved from Hilo to California and then back to Honolulu, where she led an active life teaching ikebana, Japanese language, and needlework classes, as well as traveling numerous times to Japan and the mainland and once to Guam. She was a long-time member of the Manoa Japanese Seventh-day Adventist Church and a familiar face to many on her regular walks on Queen Street from Kakaako to Chinatown. She was known for her stories and hearty laughter. She is survived by three sons: Dr. Wilfred (Jean) Fujimoto, Harold (Betty) Fujimoto, and Dr. Edward (Karen) Fujimoto; two sisters, Misao Kishii and Chieno Kishii in Yanai, Yamaguchi-ken; six grand- children: Ted Fujimoto (Leigh Rachel Faith), Teresa Fujimoto, Sharon Fujimoto-Johnson (Jeremy), Pam Fujimoto (Jeff Lancaster), Dr. Michael Fujimoto (Jennie), Meagan Fujimoto, and; eight great-grandchildren: Shannon Fujimoto, Stephen Fujimoto, Blayze Nguyen, Tomo Lancaster, Kazuo Lancaster, Ian Fujimoto- Johnson, Mia Fujimoto, and Lauren Fujimoto-Johnson. By request, no services and no monetary gifts.
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