Get Ready for Mochi Pounding!
Please join us! Over the past 21 years, mochi pounding has played an important part in welcoming the New Year and in sustaining and sharing cultural practices.
Why we created hakalauhome.com
Creating hakalauhome.com is our way of showing our respect for those who came before us, to build upon the history and share it broadly, and to showcase the collective effort of residents of Hakalau today.
Former residents share a love of Hakalau and work diligently to share pictures, stories and maps to reinforce their memories. Ken and I learned a lot from these folks and, gladly, have maintained contact with many. The key lesson was that culture can be passed from one time to another and one group to another. The values from the plantation community that former residents shared are gifts to us:
Ken and Susan Forbes
Updates as of December 13, 2018
... a source of information for former and current residents that captures the historical, cultural and social uniqueness of our community