Danny Hamada said he was helping because his wife was helping and Arthur and Lani Oketani were also doing their bit at the West Kaua‘i Hongwanji, Hanapepe Temple (Dean and Linda Okayama were doing shave ice and keiki games) bon dance, Friday.
That was the event to be at since Dee and Ken Morikawa were waiting in the saimin line and Nadine Nakamura joined the dancers in the ring.
Stel Pimental (she’ll be at the July 17 Lawai Cannery garage sale) was out enjoying the yaki (tori and niku, chicken and beef) with some Sacramento, Calif., people.
James Yamamoto was doing flying saucer (last year, he was the travel writer) and Lyle Kobashigawa was supervising the JUMBO pronto pup (no wonder the line was longer than the flying saucer line) operation where Mila Rapanot had the task of getting the cooked pups into individual packages.
Ken Yasutake (he was wielding scissors for saimin prep) said pineapples should be out next month (it starts next Friday) at the sunshine markets.
Paul Ito was holding down the fort while his daughter did some dancing, took a pronto pup break, and went back to dancing.
• Dennis Fujimoto, photographer and staff writer, can be reached at 245-3681 (ext. 253) or dfujimoto@ thegardenisland.com.