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Docomomo Hawaii finds new home for Kapahulu mural

Jason Genegabus
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COURTESY DOCOMOMO HAWAII

A five-panel mural by artist Isami Enomoto depicting Hawaii’s workers hung on the wall in Bank of Hawaii’s Kapahulu branch, which closed in 2015.

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COURTESY ENOMOTO FAMILY

Isami Enomoto sits outside his business, Ceramics Hawaii, in Kalihi. He died in 2016 before the mural that used to hang in Bank of Hawaii’s old Kapahulu branch found a new home at UH-West Oahu.

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COURTESEY WILLIAM PUETTE

One of the panels from Isami Enomoto’s mural depicting life in Kapahulu that was originally completed in 1961.

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COURTESEY WILLIAM PUETTE

Workers reinstall the five panels from Isami Enomoto’s mural in the campus library at UH-West Oahu.