Mark Arbeit’s photo essay captures the essence of the Islands.
By Photography by Mark Arbeit, Captions by Kathryn Drury Wagner
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James Kimokeo at a cultural festival at Puukohola Heiau, on the Big Island, in August of 2003. The heiau was constructed by Kamehameha the Great around 1790 and was dedicated to the war deity Kukailimoku.
It takes guts to open a brick-and-mortar bookstore in the days of instant online gratification, but in da Shop, local publisher Bess Press has found a way to allow fickle/loyal readers to have their cake and eat it, too.