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Monkeypod in Moiliili honors Japanese immigrants

  • BRUCE ASATO / BASATO@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Patti Kashiwabara, great granddaughter of Kihachi and Shika Kashiwabara, placed lei around a plaque Monday in the shadow of the new monkeypod tree dedicated to the Kashiwabaras, the first Japanese immigrants to settle in Moiliili.

  • BRUCE ASATO / BASATO@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Mayor Kirk Caldwell, who spoke at Monday’s tree dedication ceremony, greeted Ethel Uchida. Uchida is a granddaughter of Kihachi and Shika Kashiwabara, the first Japanese immigrants to settle in the Moiliili area.

  • BRUCE ASATO / BASATO@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Members of the Kashiwabara family representing several generations were in attendance, including the great-great-great-grandchildren of Kihachi and Shika.

City officials held a dedication ceremony Monday morning for a monkeypod tree that was planted in place of a banyan removed at Moiliili Triangle two months ago. Read more

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