Masquerade party at the palace, 1874.

[Found under: “Nu Hou Kuloko.”]

Masked Entertainment.—In the evening of this past Saturday, a party was held in the Palace by the monarchs and those who were invited to go there. Each person was hidden behind a mask [maka kii], and everyone was befuddled because the features of people could not be seen. You went up to someone to figure out who it was, maybe by their figure, or the back of the head. You turned away, and you were confused once again, as people’s features were hidden.

(Kuokoa, 5/2/1874, p. 2)

Lealea maka kii.

Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke XIII, Helu 18, Aoao 2. Mei 2, 1874.

More the celebrating the better? 1915.

[Found under: “Na Kuhinia o ka Manawa.”]

The celebration [hi’uwai] of the people of China [Aina Pua] is approaching, but perhaps there will only be a few because New Years was celebrated by some Chinese on this past New Years Day.

[Konohi is the lunar calendar new year. It probably comes from the Hawaiianization of the Chinese Kung Hei as in Kun Hei Fat Choi (恭喜發財).]

(Aloha Aina, 2/6/1915, p. 3

Ke hookokoke mai nei...

Ke Aloha Aina, Buke XIX, Helu 71, Aoao 3. Feberuari 6, 1915.

E o, e Namaka! 1921.

[Found under: “Nuhou Kuloko”]

A Japanese girl of two years old was adopted by Mrs. Mary Wiggin, in the court of the Circuit Court Judge Achi, on this past Monday; her new name that she is being called by her adopted mother is Patience Eimay Kamakauahoaokawenaulaokalani [Namakauahoaokawenaulaokalaniikiikikalaninui] Wiggin.

See much more in Nanea Armstrong Wassel’s Instagram post!

[Hauoli la hanau, e Aunty!]

(Kuokoa, 8/19/1921, p. 4)

He kaikamahine Kepani...

Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke LIX, Helu 33, Aoao 4. Augate 19, 1921.