Category: Hawaiian Customs

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 »

May in Maui – Enjoy Springtime, Mother’s Day, and Magic

Jacaranda trees bloom in May in Maui

Like most places in the world, springtime in May is an exceptionally wonderful time of the year in Maui. However, people who have not spent any significant time in Hawai’i imagine that the whole year must feel like springtime. Which is not really true. Summer is a little hotter with slightly longer days, and winter… Read more »

Kūlia i ka nu‘u – Strive for the Highest

                  Every Year at Temptation Tours we take some time to reflect upon how we have grown as a company and a family, along with checking in on our service to our guests. We look back on the high points, new friends we have made, and the… Read more »

5 Hawaiian Customs That Will Enhance Your Appreciation of Hawai’i

  One of the things the residents of Hawai’i love most about our Island Home is the rich, multicultural traditions and customs. We share these customs with our friends, neighbors, and communities. Whether it’s the 4th generation Japanese, making hand-made mochi for the New Year, or the Dragon Dance for the Chinese New Year,  there are… Read more »

Hōkūleʻa – Taking Care of the Earth

Old etching of double hulled Tahitian canoes.

The Hōkūleʻa Epic Voyage –  Mālama Honua: To Care For Our Earth The idea for this epic voyage began with a very unusual phone call. Nainoa Thompson, aboard  Hōkūleʻa, spoke via satellite phone to Lacy Veach who was aboard the Space Shuttle Columbia. Nainoa, aboard Hōkūleʻa, was sailing from Rarotonga to Honolulu and Lacy was… Read more »