Pa’i ki’i Imagery

October 18, 2012

Da Leap

A great place to watch the local surfers is at the Kapahulu Groin at Queen’s Surf Beach in Waikiki. You’ll keep expecting someone to surf right into the wall but they never do.


Da Leap

March 6, 2012

Nagaoka Fireworks

The Honolulu Festival took place last weekend (the first weekend of March). On Sunday, the Festival has a parade on Kalakaua Ave through Waikiki with the performers giving there best for the crowds.  It’s a great opportunity to get pictures of the performers.  If you plan to be on Oahu in March 2013 schedule some time to see it.  This year to end the Festival a fireworks display from Nagaoka, Japan took place. To quote from an interview about the fireworks

 “The Nagaoka Fireworks Festival is well known for the spectacular "Sanjaku-dama." The diameter of the shell is about one meter (39 inches) and it is shot 600 meters into the sky. I think that the Nagaoka sanjaku-dama is the largest single firework in Japan. But it’s not just the mere size that is spectacular but the techniques that are used to create and to shoot up this firework. We have wonderful fireworks specialists that live and work in Nagaoka. And they in turn pass on their trade to their apprentices. This trade is a special tradition of Nagaoka. We are very proud.”

For more info here’s an interview with Mr. Kazuo Nizawa, vice chairman of the Executive Committee for Developing a Bridge of Friendship between Japan and USA prior to last years festival Honolulu Festival

I watched it from the beach at the Hilton Hawaiian Lagoon beach.  It gave me a side on view of the fireworks. I’ll post more over the next few days.


Nagaoka Fireworks

March 6, 2010

Honolulu Festival 2010

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The Honolulu Festival is fast approaching.  The three day extravaganza occurs this year  March 12 – 14 2010.   Dance performances and traditional art demonstrations are displayed by artisans from Japan, Australia, Tahiti, Philippines, Republic of China (Taiwan), Korea, Hawaii and the rest of the United States. The Festival culminates with a spectacular Grand Parade down Kalakaua Avenue in Waikiki, Hawaii.

I enjoy the Parade with all the photo ops:

Tonosama Ren performing in the Grand Parade on Kalakaua Avenue in Waikiki

You can see individual live performances on March 13th and March 14th at four different venues: Hawaii Convention Center, Ala Moana Shopping Center, Waikiki Beach Walk and Waikiki Shopping Plaza. Entertainment and demonstrations are complimentary.

You can find a lot more here Honolulu Festival

March 24, 2009

Tutu Goose

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In a post last December I have a picture of a participant in the Honolulu Marathon from a recent year. He’s wearing a goose tutu. Look for yourself if you don’t believe me.

It never occurred to me I’d see the same outfit again. I was wrong.
Maybe they are part of a not so secret society.

October 3, 2008

What ya doing this weekend?

If you happen to be in Honolulu this weekend come on down to the Blaisdell Center. The Exhibition Center is hosting Splendor of China – Chinese Chamber of Commerce – Narcissus Festival. It’s going to be filled with World famous face changing magicians, comedians and musicians from Beijing, China Cooking demonstrations by celebrity chef Martin Yan. Cultural festival for the entire family. Plus I’ll be there taking pictures. My own personal photowalk. It’ll only cost you six bucks unless you can convince them you’re under nine years old!!

Changing Face Magician spitting fire

Changing Face Magician spitting fire

September 1, 2008

Roz Row Update

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Roz is now off Diamond Head. Heading for the Waikiki Yacht club. If you’d like to see a live video feed go to Dane Golden at Stickam.

UPDATE : They just left her and are heading back to WYC. I thought they were going to stay with her until she got towed the rest of the way. Sorry.

UPDATE 2 If you’d like to see Roz. Leo Laporte will be doing an interview with her on TWIT TV He’s on now talking to the producer of the documentary on Roz

No Photo Op

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Roz Savage has drifted thru the Kaiwi Channel during the night and is now several miles south of Diamond Head. Too bad. I was hoping to get some pictures of her rowing past Koko Head. If you want to see her arrival click here for information on when and where to watch.

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