Floating Lantern Ceremony held at Hokuala

  • Dennis Fujimoto/The Garden Island

    Hokuala Resort Operations Manager Carrie Bligh gets a photo of the lead boat and raft being towed by Alan Kahaunaele on a kayak, Sunday during the resort’s inaugural floating lantern ceremony at the lagoons fronting the Mailula Residences.

  • Dennis Fujimoto/The Garden Island

    The luminaria aboard the lead boat and its raft of toro, or paper lanterns, come alive Sunday as twilight blankets the lagoons fronting the Mailula Residences at Timbers Kaua‘i.

  • Dennis Fujimoto/The Garden Island

    Bishop Kosen Ishikawa of the Hawai‘i Jodo Shu, and Kalani Flores host a short remembrance ceremony as Alan Kahaunaele pauses the toro in the lagoons fronting the Mailula Residences at the Hokuala Resort.

  • Dennis Fujimoto/The Garden Island

    David Nagao and Alan Kahaunaele secure the lead boat that contains a toro display remembering the victims of the recent Texas shooting where 19 students and two teachers perished.

NAWILIWILI — Based on the toro nagashi, or floating lanterns, the Timbers Kaua‘i Hokuala Resort launched its inaugural floating lanterns, Sunday in the lagoons fronting the Mailula Residences at the Hokuala Resort.

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