OK, time to go check out Ku‘i at the County. Pua Rossi, a Kauai Community College Hawaiian studies instructor, said they’ve gotten a lot of requests for the Tuesdays at the Lo‘i (you’re missing out if you’ve never checked it out), where Josh Fukino does ku‘i, or poi-pounding.
“Ku‘i at the County” is not a protest, said Pua Rossi, a Kauai Community College Hawaiian studies instructor. “Ku‘i kalo is poi-pounding,” Rossi said. “We have a group of cultural practitioners and kalo growers coming together on the front lawn of the Historic County Building to ku‘i kalo.”
Aki Matsuyama, whose son Takeshi is one of Kauai’s five missing in action soldiers, came to work Sunday at the Kauai Veterans Museum. “I came right straight from church,” Matsuyama said. “I don’t know what I can do, but I’m sure they’ll find something I can help with.”