Akiko Masuda, President of the Wailea/Hakalau Kumai shares the meaning of Kumai:
Today's kumiai is a celebration of community, complete with lots of food, games for children and adults, songs, a book exchange, and lots of storytelling.
This hen and her eggs in the BBQ pit are a reminder of our rural home.
Bingo is a big hit at the kumiai, with special prizes like toilet paper, vienna sausage, and spam.
- Timeline >
Camps in 1950s
- Hakalau School >
- John M. Ross School
- Hakalau Jodo Mission >
- Honohina Hongwanji
- Hangouts and Memories >
- The Ross Families of Hakalau
- The Work: Cultivating, Harvesting, Milling and Transportation >
- The Voice of Hakalau (Newspaper)
- The Railroad >
- Tsunami of April 1, 1946
Each year, on the last Sunday of July, residents of Hakalau, Wailea, Chin Chuck Road, and Kaiwiki Homestead Road gather at Kolekole Beach Park to celebrate our community.
2015 Wailea/Hakalau Kumiai
Photos courtesy of Liz Hansen