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Kaua‘i — Reiki’s Gateway to the West

By Léo Azambuja Hawayo Takata Early in the 20th century, a tiny baby girl was born to Japanese immigrant workers on Kaua‘i. She was so small that her parents picked a name representing something huge; the Big Island of Hawai‘i. And accordingly, her accomplishments in life — and beyond it — were monumental. [...]

By | 2017-01-01T11:45:44+00:00 January 1st, 2017|0 Comments

For Kauai Calendar Events for June

For Kauai Island Events for June 2016 Tuesdays & Thursdays, Now-July 28, 9am-3 pm Hanalei Watershed Hui - Ahupua`a Explorations Afterschool and summer program. Ahupua`a Explorations is a place based watershed science and learning program. Upper elementary and junior high students will explore aspects of natural and cultural resources of the Hanalei watershed utilizing the [...]

By | 2016-11-10T05:40:33+00:00 June 1st, 2016|0 Comments

Kaua‘i — Gateway for Reiki Healing

By Shalandra Abbey Yes, from the little healing island of Kaua‘i, Hawai‘i the healing art of reiki has spread to the rest of the Western World. And it all started from Hawayo Takata, who was born in the sugarcane camp in Hanama‘ulu, Kaua‘i in December 1900. She was tiny and had a hard life growing [...]

By | 2016-11-10T05:40:35+00:00 May 10th, 2016|0 Comments

Miyagi Takes Daini Home to Japan (w/ video)

The Miyagi Maru is seen here at Pier 31 on O‘ahu, ready to take Daini Katsu Maru home. Photo courtesy DLNR The year was 1984. Japanese martial artist Mr. Miyagi took young Danny under his wing and trained him to become a martial artist. Now, 32 years after Hollywood blockbuster The Karate Kid [...]

By | 2016-11-10T05:40:44+00:00 February 22nd, 2016|0 Comments

Roots are Important

By Barbara Bennett, For Kaua‘i Owner and Publisher The ancestral Palumbo home is in Ofena, a small Italian village home to 650 people on the side of a mountain. Family roots connect you when you or your family establish in your town, your work and community. In history, establishing roots has been more [...]

By | 2016-11-10T05:40:45+00:00 February 11th, 2016|0 Comments

Kaua‘i Soto Zen Bon Dance

By Léo Azambuja Lacy Tsutsuse, left, and Cara Tsutsuse, of the Honolulu Fukushima Bon Dance Club Hanapepe was glowing brighter during the Kaua‘i Soto Zen bon dance on the evenings of July 17 and 18. Hundreds attended what is considered the largest of all nine bon dances on Kaua‘i, and likely the largest [...]

By | 2016-11-10T05:41:05+00:00 August 19th, 2015|0 Comments

Sayonara! Japan Travelers with Doric Yaris Travel Home

Bus station at Oimachi Train Station; leaving for Haneda Airport: Garrett Santos, Carrie Ann Muraoka, Bev Muraoka, Carol Yotsuda, Sarah Peters, Doric Yaris, Suelyn Kaohi, PG Gampong, Dylan, Thomas Nizo. Photo by Puni Patrick by Guest Blogger Carol K. Yotsuda All photos by Carol K. Yotsuda unless otherwise credited Thirty-three travelers from Kaua`i [...]

By | 2016-11-10T05:42:39+00:00 August 21st, 2012|0 Comments