Jackie Kojima

Jackie Kojima works as an eighth-grade Japanese teacher at ‘Iolani School and is a freelance writer. A Gosei, she developed a passion for studying Japanese in her middle school years. In her free time she enjoys singing, listening to podcasts and going on walks.

Updated December 2022

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Generational Pies: The Hori family’s continued passion for baking

In 1932, Yoshio and Miyako Hori brought two babies into the world: their son, Richard Yasuo Hori, and their bakery. Yoshio, a former mechanic, opened his shop in the back of his Uncle Ayataro Nanbu’s hotel located in the North Kohala community of Kapa‘au on the Big Island. The sign maker mistook the name “Hori” for “Holy,” which resulted in a major typo; but the name stuck. Holy’s Bakery churned out hundreds of loaves of bread and baked goods daily for grocery stores throughout Kona and Hilo. Even through World War II, the Hori family continued to ser…

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