Celebrating Over 130 Years of Japanese Bon Dance in Hawai’i

Bon Odori, AKA Bon Dance, originally from Japan, has been a Hawaiian tradition for over 130 years. Bon Odori is a style of folk dance performed at festivals in Japan during the Obon season. Deeply important and influential in Japanese culture, Obon is as important as other cultures’ New Years celebrations.  The Obon season in… Read more »

Awesome Hand-Crafted Spirits and Beer Skillfully Made in Maui

Organic spirits, super-creative cocktails, craft beers, boutique wines – specialty drinks are a thing!  The Hawaiian Islands have known about hand-crafted alcoholic drinks since 1790. We cannot describe the very first distilled liquor as a specialty drink, but it caught on very quickly. The origin of the island’s first liquor happened to be with one… Read more »

A Small, But Absolutely Mighty Island That Shows the Way

Kaho’olawe is the smallest main island in the Hawaiian chain.  But don’t let that fool you. It is small but mighty, a 45 square mile island that has endured an unimaginable, punishing past. The good news is that today it is making a huge comeback. This May marks the 28th year since the return of… Read more »