DIALOGUE BY Karleen C. Chinen

Welcome to The Hawai‘i Herald’s fifth Maui Issue!

As the stories for this issue began to take shape, they seemed to take on a somewhat artsy focus that overlapped with Maui’s historical past as well as life today on the Valley Isle. In this issue you will meet Rick Shimomura, the third-generation descendant of the founder of Nagamine Photo Studio, which has been a Maui institution for almost nine decades and continues to grow and thrive with the times.

We’ll also introduce you to retired Maui County Fire Department battalion chief Colin Yamamoto, who has been collecting Maui’s past one piece at a time for some 40 years and the stories connected to his treasures.

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