Hae Hawai’i Short Film

Hae Hawai'i Short Film Flag Of The Hawaiian Kingdom A young Hawaiian man steals the Hawaiian flag in hopes of raising it when the kingdom is restored. Director – Ty SangaProducers – Ty Sanga, Caleb Lucero, Vince Keala LuceroWriters – Ty Sanga &...

Hawai’i Firecrackers

Hawai'i Firecracker Traditions Happy New Year - Hau'oli Makahiki Hou Little Grass Shack WTF?!?! (What The Fact) Hawai’i New Year firework traditions comes from the introduction of the firecracker by Chinese immigrants.The predecessor of the firecracker was a...

Hawaiian Independence

Lā Kū‘oko‘a Hawaiian Independence Day November 28 is Lā Kūʻokoʻa – The Hawaiian Independence Day On November 28, 1843 Great Britain issued a formal joint declaration with France guaranteeing Hawaiian independence. The United States pursued an independent policy with...

Hilo Sampan Bus

Hilo Sampan Bus Uniquely Hilo A Hilo taxi driver by the name of Fukumatsu Kusumoto felt taxi fares were too expensive and wanted to provide lower, cost-effect means of public transportation for Big Island residents and visitors, mainly Hilo wharf and it’s...

Chinese In Hawai’i

Chinese immigration to Hawai’i Encouraged by King Kamehameha I, Hawaii exported sandalwood to China from 1792 to 1843. As a result, Chinese people dubbed the Hawaiian Islands “Tan Heung Shan”, roughly translates to “Fragrant Sandalwood...

Hanafuda Flower Cards

Japanese Hanafuda Flower Cards Hawaii Hanafuda – Sakura Hanafuda; Sakura; Hawaii-style Koi-Koi Hanafuda are playing cards of Japanese origin. The name Hanafuda literally translates as “flower cards”.   A traditional Hanafuda deck has 48 cards divided...

Siberian Plantation Immigrants

Not So Sugary Sweet For Russian Siberian Plantation Immigrants During the heyday of sugar production at the turn of the 20th century Hawai’i supplied much of the worlds sugar. Labor demands were filled with foreign immigrants from far away lands such as Japan,...

Hawaiian Milk Caps

POGS, Hawaiian Milk Caps, Bottle Caps POGS, the game:Pogs are circular cardboard discs with printed imagery. Traditional style pogs, made of rough cardboard, are printed with limited colors, and often have a staple in them and a perforated pull tab as they appeared...

Koa; Native Hawaiian Plant

Acacia Koa; Native Hawaiian Plant The Acacia koa is a large species of flowering tree categorized in the pea family. The koa tree is one of Hawaii’s most common tree. Growing naturally, koa is endemic to Hawai’i. It is a native plant exclusive to the...