Nisei Veterans Memorial Center Telling Their Story Inside and Out
Special to The Hawai‘i Herald
Crisp, colorless images of young American soldiers of Japanese ancestry are coming to life on a concrete canvas on the windswept oceanfront campus of the Nisei Veterans Memorial Center. At the center, situated where the towns of Kahului and Wailuku meet, award-winning artist Kirk Kurokawa chats with several admirers who have come by to see his depictions of the World War II Nisei soldiers, some of which stand 6 to 7 feet tall.
A couple of women snap photos with their cellular phones while others chat with the Maui-born artist.
“Every day, there is [at least] one person that stops [by],” Kurokawa said after the group left.