Our hula `ohana, from the Islands to our extended hula `ohana in Japan and the mainland USA, have visited the significant sites of our beautiful Islands to study and learn of it's many offerings.
The care and nurturing of our native plants is a vital part of the teaching process as is the proper procedure of gathering it's blossoms. Gaining knowledge of the flowers in lei making and understanding the significance of our Kinolau is important in our studies.
From picking mokihana on the Island of Kaua'i to visiting Kumukahi on the Island of Hawai'i, our mele and oli become clearer. We gain a deeper understanding of our culture and have a better interpretation in our execution.