Happy Camper for Wednesday, January 18, 2023

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Ed Kawamura Sr. of M.Kawamura Farm Enterprises, left, and Suo Oshima exchange student Amy Noguchi, studying at Kaua‘i Community College toward a Hawaiian studies degree, prepare to enjoy lunch on Monday during the community cultural exchange at the Kaua‘i Soto Zen Temple Zenshuji in Hanapepe.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Mayor Kiyotaka Fujimoto of Suo Oshima, Japan, center, visits with Mabel Hashisaka of Kaua‘i Kookie, left, and former Mayor Maryanne Kusaka, on Monday during the community cultural exchange at the Kaua‘i Soto Zen Temple Zenshuji in Hanapepe.

  • Dennis Fujimoto/The Garden Island

    Mayor Derek S.K. Kawakami, center, meets the Suo Oshima town dignitaries, including Mayor Kiyotaka Fujimoto, second from right, on Monday during the community cultural exchange at the Kaua‘i Soto Zen Temple Zenshuji in Hanapepe.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Reporter Tomomi Hirakawa, center, and Tokyo Branch News Division’s Shinya Yamazaki of the Yamaguchi Broadcasting Co. in Japan, left, roll video of the community cultural exchange as Kumu Puni Patrick, right, prepares to perform the oli welcoming the Suo Oshima, Japan guests at the Kaua‘i Soto Zen Temple Zenshuji in Hanapepe on Monday.

Fifty gluten-enriched portions? Are those the little one to three page “tiny stories” Tony LeHoven (didn’t he race yachts before?) has in his “Brain Food for the Starved Mind?” that’ll be available when LeHoven goes to the Talk Story Bookstore for a book signing in Hanapepe on Friday (it’s the start of the weekend eve for The Year of the Rabbit) during the Hanapepe Art Night (which means the signing starts at 5 p.m.)

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