Sovereign Signatures

A rare autograph book belonging to Princess Ka‘iulani reveals her distinguished social circle.

Honoring a Valley

In splendid Mānoa, find one couple’s home and homage to the surrounding valley.

Fly-by Beauties

Hawai‘i’s native butterflies build forts, flirt at twilight, and sometimes get tipsy.

Hawai‘i Heralds

Among its thousands of artifacts, the Hawai‘i State Archives preserves a royal collection of historic Hawaiian flags, banners, and standards.

Atop The Ko‘olau

Guarding O‘ahu’s east side, the labyrinth of lush foliage, precipitous peaks, and low-lying clouds of the Ko‘olau Mountain Range is…

Legacy of the Sword

With roots in Hawai‘i spanning more than a century, O‘ahu’s kendo clubs keep the Japanese art of the sword alive…

A Musical Pioneer

During a pivotal moment in the history of the Hawaiian Kingdom, conductor Mekia Kealakai forever preserved and changed Hawaiian and…

Creation of Kapa

Through deep research and a passion for the practice, kapamakers continue to untangle, demystify, and reclaim the nearly forgotten artform…

Mother Knows Best

Living visits the homes of six wāhine and their children to converse on motherhood, childhood, and creativity.

Plume of Time

From its grand and resplendent capes to brilliant bands for woven hats, the Hawaiian art of featherwork endures.

Striking a Balance

At Mākaha Beach, a photographer captures the agility and eloquence of tandem surfing, an innovation of the sport that began…

The Pareu, Uncovered

Unraveling the Pacific garment’s surprising past beyond the beaches of Hawai’i and Tahiti, all the way to Europe.

Magic Beside The Sea

Each evening, hula soloists grace a waterfont stage to recount melodic tales and transmit Hawaiian culture to watchful eyes through…

Call Me by Your Rain

In a symbiotic display of land and language, Hawaiians show a deep affinity for the islands’ rains with more than…

Strum Along

The harmonious sound of an ‘ukulele is the result of the company’s dedication to craftsmanship.

Mele All Around

Members of Hawaiian music trio Pa‘ahana channel the music of their mentors through multi-influenced island melodies.

Tree of Life

Halekulani’s emblematic kiawe tree has borne witness to 130 years of storied history.

History Unearthed

A look inside the groundbreaking discoveries of Yosihiko Sinoto, the man who laid the foundation of modern archaeology in the…

Searching The Depths

Separated by time and place, two siblings discover the ocean’s inexorable pull.

Soul Searching

Since 2010, Roger Bong has been sharing the soulful side of Hawai‘i’s musical landscape with his label, Aloha Got Soul,…

A Tale of Two Dons

How late musician Don Ho and contemporary musical group Don Tiki have created and perpetuated the sounds of the islands.

Of Palms and Poems

Guests of Halekulani will soon encounter the palms and passions of Poet Laureate W.S. Merwin, purveyor of one of the…

Fields of Cane

Although the last plantation is closing its doors after nearly 20 decades of sugar production in Hawai‘i, one O‘ahu distillery…

An Epic Journey

American Epic traces the influence of the Hawaiian steel guitar on musical traditions across the country.

Worth Its Weight In Water

The waterfront traditions of ancient Hawaiians, and how they formed the Waikīkī we know today.

It’s In The Signs

All around Honolulu, old signage reflects nostalgic days of yesteryear, when Hawai‘i moved toward statehood and people settled in the…

Around The World, Under The Stars

The Hōkūle‘a embarks upon an ambitious worldwide adventure to care for the seas and earth.