Paakai, 1974.

the earth

These historic salt ponds of Hanapepe, Kauai, have supplied many luaus with that most famous of island condiment—Hawaiian rock salt. Continue reading

Arrival of the first Japanese contract laborers, 1868.


On the 19th of June, the ship name the Scioto [Kioko] landed, 33 days from Japan, with 147 contracted laborers to work for three years. There are six of these people who came with their wives. There was one baby born on the ship during the voyage on the ocean. Continue reading