Kākau Ancient Hawaiian Tattoo

Kākau Ancient Art Of Hawaiian Tattoo Born out of Polynesia, the ancient form of tattooing known as kākau and kā uhi, is as sacred to the Hawaiian people as hula, lei making and surfing. Traditional Kākau, Kā Uhi is an art that was nearly lost to Hawaiians, but many...

Hawaiian Hula Dance

Hawaiian Hula Dance Hula is the storytelling dance of the Hawaiian Islands and it’s people. Hula is a Polynesian dance form accompanied by chant or song (oli or mele). Hula was developed in the islands of Hawai’i by the Polynesian voyagers who originally...

King Kamehameha Day

King Kamehameha Day Celebration Hawai’i Honors Kamehameha The Great June 11th Kamehameha Day was established by royal decree on December 22, 1871 by King Kamehameha V as a national holiday. Kamehameha Day was created to honor the memory of Kamehameha, who united...

Hawaiian Demigod Māui

Hawaiian Demigod Māui; Half Man, Half God In Hawaiian religion, Māui is a culture hero and ancient chief who appears in several different genealogies. Fisherman Māui would go fishing in the broken coral reefs below Haleakala with his brothers. Māui was a poor...

Waipi‘o Valley

Waipi’o Valley Hawai’i Sacred Waipi’o Valley Nestled at the base remote of Waipi‘o Valley on the Hāmākua Coast, the beautiful black sands, 2,000-foot cliffs, tropical rainforest, and cascading waterfalls of Waipi‘o Beach, make this a destination...

Hilo Sampan Bus

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...

Merrie Monarch Festival

Merrie Monarch Festival, Hilo, Hawai’i The Merrie Monarch Festival is a week-long cultural festival that takes place annually in Hilo, Hawai’i beginning on Easter Sunday. It honors King David Kalākaua, who was called the “Merrie Monarch” for...

Kaialiʻi Kahele Message

Congressman Kahele’s Prince Kūhiō Day Message Annually on March 26th, Hawaiʻi honors the life and legacy of Prince Jonah Kūhiō Kalanianaʻole, a revolutionary statesman whose significant contributions continue to impact the lives of Native Hawaiians and all...

Hawaiian Soul Movie

Hawaiian Soul Movie: George Helm Filmmaker ʻĀina Paikai on his inspiration behind “Hawaiian Soul” George Helm gave birth to a new consciousness of Hawaiian Renaissance. The short film “Hawaiian Soul,” which won the Made in Hawai’i awards at the the 40th edition of the...