It was a memorable wedding, to be sure: The 75 unexpected guests that showed up at Puuhonua o Honaunau (Place of Refuge) for the May 2002 sunset nuptials drew as much attention as the bride and groom.
That after due and careful consideration we find that the object of the bill is to provide a park in the suburbs of the City of Hilo where can be constructed gardens surrounding silvery lakes and about rock-bound inlets of the sea … on the order of Japanese landscape gardening that will add greatly to the beauty of this approach to the city.”
By Cheryl Chee Tsutsumi Posted on December 25, 2016
Updated on December 24, 2016 at 1:04 am
Akiko Masuda is of full Japanese ancestry, but it wasn’t until she moved to the tiny rural village of Wailea on Hawaii island in 1991 that she learned about the New Year’s tradition of mochitsuki (mochi pounding).