Queen Kapiolani, Mele, Maunakea, and a new site to check out, 1878/2013.

Inoa Lei no Kuini Kapiolani!

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He Inoa Lei no ka Moiwahine Kapiolani.

Aia i Haili ko lei nani,
O ka nu-a Lehua i Mokaulele,
O ka papahi lei o ka aina,
Ke kuia mai la e ka Puulena,
E ka makani huli ala o ka lua,
Puia i kai o Hilo Hanakahi,
Hookahi hoi oe hookahi au,
Ka nahele aloha o Paieie,
Noho mai hano o Uwekahuna,
Ka uwahi moe o Kilauea,
Kupu mai ka manao lia i ka nani,
I ka papa lohi lua o Maukele,
O ka lohi mai kau e Wahinekapu,
Ei ae ka makani o ka Ulumano,
Nana i kuilima mai i kanehele,
Like aku ai me ka nuku o ka manu,
Owai hoi kai ike ia Maunakea,
Aohe ona lua e like ai,
Haina ke Lii nona ka Lei—
O Kapiolani i ka iu o na moku.

Aia i Lihau ko lei nani,
O ka nu-a Lehua i poe i…

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Kanilehua rain, 1930.

FROM ONE WHO LOVES HILO

Editor, The Star-Bulletin.

Sir: Will you kindly insert in your paper an item which may be of interest to your readers, especially perhaps to those who are residents of Hilo and the island of Hawaii. Continue reading

Laws pertaining to hula in English, 1859.

[Found under: “THE CIVIL CODE OF THE HAWAIIAN ISLANDS.”]

TO THEATERS CIRCUSES AND PUBLIC SHOWS.

Sec. 96. The Minister of the Interior may license any theater, circus, Hawaiian hula public show, or other exhibition, not of an immoral character to which admission is obtainable by the payment of money, for such time, not exceeding one year, and upon such terms and conditions as he shall think reasonable; provided, however, that not less than ten dollars shall be required for each performance licensed. Continue reading

Laws pertaining to hula in Hawaiian, 1859.

[Found under: “NA KANAWAI CIVILA O KO HAWAII PAE AINA.”]

No na palapala ae i ka poe hana keaka, keaka hololio, me na hana lealea imua o ka lehulehu.

Pauku 96. E hiki no i ke Kuhina Kalaiaina ke haawi aku i ka palapala ae no kekahi keaka, keakahololio, hula Hawaii, a no kekahi hoike lealea e ae imua o ka lehulehu, ke ole ia he hana ku i ka hilahila a pono ole paha, a ina hoi he hana e loaa mai ai ka uku o ka poe komo e nana a e makaikai, no ka manawa i oi ole aku i ka makahiki hookahi, a no ka uku, a mamuli hoi o na olelo hooponopono i kupono i ko ke Kuhina manao, aole nae e emi ka uku no kela hoike ana keia hoike ana malalo o na dala he umi.

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Can there be a Kanilehua Rain if there is no more lehua? 1893.

This thought on what is now Ohia Lehua Day.

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Ka Ua Kanilehua

He aloha e ka ua Kanilehua
I loku hala ole i ka waokele
Hookele akamai no hoi oe
Helu ekahi o ka mikioi
Na’u i pailaka pololei
Ike ia ka nalu hai o Kawili
Neenee mai oe e ke aloha
Ua anu ka lehua i ka nahele
I ka pehi mau ia e ka ua noe
Noeau ka hana a ka uwila
Ka anapa ma na rumi liilii
He liilii ka hana a ke akamai
A he niih [nihi] ka hele’na o ka nahele
Ua ako hewa oe i ka lehua
I lawa no a hoolale iho
Holu ana e ka malua kiiwai
Haina ka puana i lohe ia
No Hilo ko’u lei e lei ai

[E nihi ka hele’na o ka nahele.]

(Ka Lei Momi, 7/24/1893, p. 4)

leimomi_7_24_1893_4 Ka Lei Momi, Buke I, Helu 27, Aoao 4. Iulai 24, 1893.

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