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Try Your Hand at Hanafuda, a Plantation-Era Japanese Card Game

Vintage Japanese card game gets new look, new life.
2017.07.13 11:52 AM

This is What It’s Really Like to Sail on the Hōkūleʻa Voyaging Canoe

Even the bathroom break can be an adventure.
2017.06.19 03:42 PM

Hōkūleʻa is Finally Home After Three Years of Voyaging Around the World

The celebration on Saturday, June 17, marked a journey of three years, 150 international ports, 250 crew members and 40,300 nautical miles.
2017.06.19 10:46 AM

After 3 Years of Sailing Across the Globe, the Hōkūleʻa is Finally Coming Home to Hawaiʻi

Everything you need to know about the iconic voyaging canoe’s historic homecoming on June 17.
2017.06.14 01:35 PM

2017 King Kamehameha Statue Lei Draping Ceremony

The annual King Kamehameha Statue Lei Draping Ceremony was held on Friday, June 9 at the Statue of King Kamehameha I at Aliʻiolani Hale.
2017.06.09 04:45 PM

Your Ultimate Guide to the 2017 Pan-Pacific Festival

Come to Waikīkī this Friday, June 9, through Sunday, June 11, for a weekend of festivities and performances.
2017.06.09 11:47 AM

These Volunteers are Sewing 40-Foot Plumeria Lei for Kamehameha Day

Members of Hula Hālau Ka Liko O Ka Palai string plumeria flowers to honor King Kamehameha.
2017.06.08 05:04 PM

Meet the Young Hawaiian Activists Who Are Making a Difference in the Islands

A new wave of Hawaiian activism is surging through our community. Beyond sovereignty debates and pushback on development, younger Hawaiian leaders are emerging and reshaping advocacy in Hawai‘i.
2017.05.17 04:35 PM

Your Ultimate Guide to the 2017 Merrie Monarch Festival

This year’s Merrie Monarch Festival runs from April 16–22. Here’s everything you need to know about the biggest, most prestigious hula competition in the world.
2017.04.14 03:11 PM

2016 Islander of the Year in Culture: Mālama Honua

World-circling navigators.
2017.03.24 09:06 AM

Over Pokémon Go? This Hawai‘i-Based Game Will Revive Your Pokémon Addiction

The latest Pokémon game takes place in a fictionalized version of Hawai‘i. Here are a few of our favorite references to local culture.
2017.03.09 01:37 PM

Chinatown’s Latest Revival is Putting it Back on the Map. But Will it Last?

In the year of the rooster, O‘ahu’s most authentic and vibrant neighborhood seems poised to preen, thanks to hip restaurants, hot boutiques and a tenacious arts and entertainment scene.
2017.02.24 11:23 AM