Japan halau performs at Kukui Grove

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Kumu Hula Mapuana Kazama of Hui o Mapuana’s Hula Nani is surrounded by some of her dancers waiting to perform Wednesday at The Coconut Marketplace lunchtime show in Waipouli.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Dancers from Hui of Mapuana’s Hula Nani take advantage of the grassy knoll and shade of the kamani trees to perform to “Can’t Help Falling in Love With You,” performed by Michael Keale, at a free lunchtime show Wednesday at The Coconut Marketplace in Waipouli.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Ema Arai, 9, of Japan dances to “Little Grass Shack” Wednesday during the free lunchtime show by Hui o Mapuana’s Hula Nani at The Coconut Marketplace in Waipouli.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Miyu Shiina, of Machida, Japan, joins her hula sisters of Hui o Mapuana’s Hula Nani in performing to “Little Grass Shack” during the free Wednesday lunchtime hula show at The Coconut Marketplace in Waipouli.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island Dancers from Hui o Mapuana's Hula Nani perform a pair of traditional Japanese dances to close off their special free lunchtime hula show Wednesday at The Coconut Marketplace in Waipouli.
  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    The Hui o Mapuana’s Hula Nani group wants a photo with Chantal Zarbaugh, handling some of the marketing duties at The Coconut Marketplace in Waipouli.

WAIPOULI — There are more people in Japan practicing hula than the population in the state of Hawaii, said Arthur Umezu Wednesday during the free lunchtime performance by Hui o Mapuana’s Hula Nani at The Coconut Marketplace. 

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