Nā Kupuna; Torch of Wisdom

Nā Kupuna; Torch of Wisdom

From the arrival in the Hawaiian Islands of Captain James Cook in 1778, the native society entered into a decline. From Cook’s and his staff journal and log, it is understood that the Hawaiians were experienced, self-dependent individuals. They resided in a very...
Hula, Hawaii’s Ultimate Cultural Ambassador

Hula, Hawaii’s Ultimate Cultural Ambassador

The Royal Court of Hawaii There has been a lot of excitement around the world of hula in the past 20 plus years. It’s always been a part of Hawaii’s Culture, but people around the world have taken hula and made it a central part of their lives and their communities....
Makahiki Season

Makahiki Season

  The Makahiki Season For the makaʻāinana, the Makahiki season was a time of enjoyment and delight in the ceremonies and games.  There was also some apprehension about performing before the aliʻi nui or even some anxiety about whether offerings and hoʻokupu would...
Hawaii- A Quick History of Culture in Hawaii

Hawaii- A Quick History of Culture in Hawaii

Honolulu Became The Capital City of Hawaii, History Culture The history culture says that in 1845 Honolulu officially replaced Maui as the capital of the Kingdom of Hawaii. With western influences, Hawaii and most importantly Pearl Harbor officially became a US...
Poli’ahu, Goddess of the Mauna

Poli’ahu, Goddess of the Mauna

Dressed in their white Kikepa kapa cloaks are the four sisters found in the mythology of the Hawaiians. All four were known for their beauty and intelligence. Polia’hu was said to hold the most beauty of them all and the eldest. The sisters loved their adventures....
Waimeas’ Rain Dancers

Waimeas’ Rain Dancers

The Rain Dancers of Waimea, Hawaii Image by Waimea Gardens     On the east side of Hawaii Island, inland from the beautiful Kohala coast, you will find Waimea. A place like no other with its rolling green pastures and home to cattle, ranches, and Paniolos....