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...

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...

ʻĪao Valley

I’ao Valley, Maui Iao Needle Iao Needle (Kūkaemoku), an East Maui landmark, is a vegetation-covered lava remnant rising 1,200 feet from the valley floor or 2,250 feet above sea level. The needle is a sharp ridge that gives the appearance of being a spire when...

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...

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...