Kolohai Kuhaulua was one of the talented young people who could sound the pu with little effort when Nippon Maru arrived at Nawiliwili Harbor, and Yayoi Ishikawa of Kauai Kookie had a box of manapua to enjoy while waiting.
Carol Yotsuda had the experience of riding one of the tugboats and spoke of the tugboat hula that thrilled spectators while the Japanese training ship drew closer and closer while her Japan artists Mizu, Miyoko and Bon (why do artists all have single names?) used Carol’s pickup for more elevation.
Mark Perriello, Carol Manera Texeira (she had to go to the basketball game, too) and Anna Baudouin of the Kauai Chamber of Commerce thought it was the perfect time to call Patrick Ono of Matson Navigation for a visit.
Dennis Chun and Kyoko Ikeda got Namahoe ready, raising one of the canoe’s sails and gathering the crew for a symphony of pu and oli as Nippon Maru got help from two tugs to its dock space at Pier 2. People can view the departure from the jetty parking area this afternoon/evening as Nippon Maru leaves for Oahu.