Hana Hou!

The Magazine of Hawaiian Airlines

Photo from On the Path of the Gods

Issue 22.1

February/March 2019

Our February/March issue takes you to the shores of Shōnan and into its culture of naminori—wave-riding—as it looks today, before Japan hosts the 2020 summer games and the first time surfing appears as an Olympic event. Also in this issue: Follow the “path of the gods” to Kealakekua, Hawai’i Island; forty-six former Miss Aloha Hula title holders from the Merrie Monarch Festival share the stage at Hawaii Theatre; reconstruting an 18th century pinnace, a small wooden sailing vessel, down to the smallest detail; the legacy of slack key guitar master Led Kaapana; getting people with disabilities into the ocean with AccesSurf; how Maui Taiko preserved a traditional obon song and then brought it back to Japan; the story of the kings of sweetbread, King’s Hawaiian; and Hawai’i Island artist Hiroki Morinoue. Written and photographed with aloha!