Aaron K. Yoshino Staff Photographer Hello my name is Aaron. I’ve been a photojournalist for 19 years. I take pictures. Articles Local Agriculture4 Hawai‘i-Grown Ingredients Are Having a Moment at Our Favorite RestaurantsWhat do ‘ulu, mushrooms, shrimp and pork have in common? More farms are growing and raising them locally, inspiring chefs to create innovative dishes. The Best Hawai‘i Zoom Backgrounds for Your Next Video Calls and MeetingsHONOLULU’s photographers David Croxford and Aaron K. Yoshino picked some of their favorite photos so no one has to stare at your wall. Arts & Entertainment2020 Marks 10 Years of Pow! Wow!, the Now-Global Street-Art Festival That Originated in Hawai‘iHere’s a look back at the history and HONOLULU photographer Aaron K. Yoshino’s favorite moments. How the Conflict Over the Thirty Meter Telescope Has Reawakened a More-Than-Century-Old BattleIt’s the largest movement since Native Hawaiians rallied to fight the military bombing of Kaho‘olawe in the 1970s. Best of Honolulu Festival 2019 Presented by American Savings BankThis year’s Best of Honolulu Festival presented by American Savings Bank took place on Saturday, July 20, bringing the best food, shopping and fun to the Honolulu Hale civic grounds. 7-Eleven Day 2019(Sponsored) Each year on July 11, 7-Eleven celebrates its birthday with free small Slurpee® from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. This year, which marks its 30th anniversary, the local convenience store chain offered a brand-new Slurpee® flavor in a limited-edition cup designed by local artist 7Sketches. Irifune Serves Budget-Friendly Bentos in a New LocationWe answer the big question, is the karaage chicken still the same? We Tried This70 Thoughts We Had While Throwing Axes at Blade and Timber HonoluluWe sent our team to Blade & Timber to try ax-throwing for the first time. Here’s what they thought during a 90-minute session. Portraits of Gender and Sexual Identities in the Hawaiian CommunityMana Magazine explored Hawaiian cultural traditions through modern icons.2018 Prince Lot Hula Festival: Preparing for the Big WeekendBehind-the-scenes at Kumu Hula Michael Pili Pang’s hālau practice and during Friday setup before the festival.2018 Okinawan Festival: Making the AndagiBehind-the-scenes at the festival’s massive andagi-making operation. 2018 Okinawan FestivalThe two-day festival was held at the Hawai‘i Convention Center for the first time in the popular event’s 35-year run. 2018 Prince Lot Hula FestivalJuly 2018 marked the second year, in the festival’s 40-year run, that it was held at historic ‘Iolani Palace. 2018 King Kamehameha Statue Lei Draping CeremonyThe annual King Kamehameha Statue Lei Draping Ceremony was held on Friday, June 8 at the Statue of King Kamehameha I at Aliʻiolani Hale. aio Media Group Hawai‘i Lodging and Tourism Awards(Sponsored) The new aio Hawai‘i Lodging & Tourism Awards recognizes outstanding achievements in tourism statewide. Pow! Wow! Hawai‘i 2018: Mural PaintingThis year’s Pow! Wow! Hawai‘i takes place between Feb. 10 and 18. Artists from across the globe congregate in Kaka‘ako to transform the urban neighborhood with murals, exhibits, discussion panels, parties and more. Roy’s 30th Anniversary Food Tour Kick-Off(Sponsored) On Thursday, Feb. 8, Roy Yamaguchi celebrated 30 years in business at Roy’s in Hawai‘i Kai. The evening featured live music, cocktails and dishes prepared by 10 of Hawai‘i’s best chefs. ‘Onipa‘a Kākou: The 125th Anniversary of the Hawaiian Kingdom’s OverthrowIn observance of the 125th anniversary of the overthrow of Hawai‘i’s last monarch, Queen Lili‘uokalani, Hawai‘i’s people held a march, rally, speeches, live music and hula on Jan. 17, 2018 at the state capitol and ‘Iolani Palace. 7-Eleven Hawai‘i’s Exclusive Wine Pairing DinnerEverything was prepared using ingredients from your neighborhood 7-Eleven Hawai‘i. 2017 Best of Honolulu Festival presented by American Savings BankBest of Honolulu Festival presented by American Savings Bank is a free, family-friendly event featuring ‘ono food, keiki zone, entertainment and a marketplace. Take an Inside Look at Herringbone Waikīkī(Sponsored) Newcomer Herringbone Waikīkī opens at International Market Place on Wednesday, Aug. 2. Yauatcha Waikīkī Grand OpeningYauatcha Waikīkī, the newest eatery to open at International Market Place’s Grand Lanai, celebrated its grand opening on Feb. 23. Best Dentists in Hawai‘i 2017Hawai‘i’s Best Dentists 2017 celebrated their recognition on Feb. 16 at the Honolulu Design Center. 19 of Our Favorite Moments from HONOLULU Fashion Week 2016A look back at the third annual HONOLULU Fashion Week. 2016 National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day Commemoration CeremonyPearl Harbor survivors, families and friends attended a ceremony commemorating the 75th anniversary at Kilo Piers 7/8 on Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam. 2016 USS Utah Memorial Sunset ServiceThe USS Utah Memorial Sunset Ceremony honors the sailors who served and died aboard the USS Utah, a former battleship used for target and gunnery training. Pearl Harbor 75th Anniversary: Fighting Two Wars: Japanese American Veterans TributeWorld War II veterans of the 100th Infantry Battalion, 442nd Regimental Combat Team, Military Intelligence Service and 1399th Engineer Construction Battalion were honored at an event on Dec. 5 commemorating the Pearl Harbor attacks. 2016 International Market Place Grand Opening(Sponsored) The International Market Place opened on Aug. 25 anchored by Hawai‘i’s first Saks Fifth Avenue department store. 2016 Goodwill Goes GLAM! Fashion ShowHawai‘i designer Kini Zamora produced the Goodwill Goes GLAM! fashion show “Doll Me Up.” Chosen student designers dolled up the models with upcycled Goodwill merchandise. 2016 Prince Lot Hula FestivalTwenty of Hawai‘i’s finest hālau hula performed at the Moanalua Gardens to honor Prince Lot Kapuāiwa. 2016 Reyn Spooner 60th Anniversary Fashion Show(Sponsored) Reyn Spooner launched a new line to celebrate its 60th anniversary. 2016 Hawai‘i Pet ExpoPet owners and lovers celebrated National Pet Week and Be Kind to Animals Week at the Hawai‘i Pet Expo. The event was held at the Neal S. Blaisdell Center on Saturday, May 7 and Sunday, May 8. 2016 Reyn Spooner and Kamaka ‘Ukulele ReleaseThe Kamaka ‘Ukulele 100th Anniversary Collection was released at Reyn Spooner’s downtown store on Wednesday, May 4. 2016 Honolulu Brewers FestivalThe Honolulu Brewers Festival showcased more than 114 local, international and mainland craft beers. Solar Impulse 2 Solar-Powered Plane Takes to the SkiesThe Solar Impulse 2 makes a test flight in Honolulu. 2016 Great Aloha RunThousand of racers spent their Presidents’ Day competing in the Great Aloha Run on Monday, Feb. 15. Participants ran or walked from Aloha Tower to Aloha Stadium. 2016 Pow! Wow! Hawai‘i Mural PaintingPow! Wow! Hawai‘i artists start to transform blank murals into beautiful pieces of art in Kaka‘ako. 2016 Honolulu Color Vibe 5KThe 2016 Honolulu Color Vibe 5k was held at the Aloha Stadium on Monday, Jan. 18. Participants were blasted with colored powder throughout the event. 2016 Go Jimmy Go A Hui HouGo Jimmy Go had its 20th anniversary and farewell show at The Republik on Saturday, Jan. 16.