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Keep Moving! Ray Nitta — Fit as a Woodworker, Taiko Drummer…

Ray Nitta and Taiko Kaua`i drums. Photo by Kat Ho and students of Hale Opio by Anne E. O'Malley Ray Nitta is one fit fellow for quite a few reasons. As a woodworker, he handles downed tree trunks and huge wood slabs and turns them into, say, koa or mango tables that might [...]

By | 2016-11-10T05:42:26+00:00 January 19th, 2013|0 Comments

Hall of Compassion Nearing Completion at Lawai International Center

Old and new. Hall of Compassion rises as shrines bear witness. Courtesy photo by Anne E. O’Malley In the art of traditional 13th Century Japanese joinery, wooden blocks of the new Hall of Compassion at the 32-acre Lawai International Center are coming together. Backed by a hill in Lawai Valley with a path [...]

By | 2016-11-10T05:42:27+00:00 January 4th, 2013|0 Comments