Historian DeSoto Brown. (Photo courtesy of Tiki Oasis website)

WHO/WHAT: Bishop Museum presents the fifth installment of its “Japanese Online Experiences” series with “Kaula Piko: The Source of Strings.” Guided by Bishop Museum historian and curator, DeSoto Brown, this Japanese-language pre-recorded experience provides viewers with a virtual tour of the exhibit. “Kaula Piko” highlights the significance of Hawaiian influence on music and instrument design.

The  launch of “Japanese Online Experiences” involves 24 scheduled, virtual episodes from January to December 2021 for native Nihongo speakers. With its  episodes either subtitled, or its events hosted live, in Japanese by Bishop Museum’s Asia-Pacific educators, this series showcases the rich history, culture and environment of Hawaiʻi and the Pacific for Japanese visitors and residents.

WHEN/WHERE: Friday, March 12, from 3-3:30 p.m.

COST: $10 per person and free for Museum members. Register at bishopmuseum.org/kaula-piko-jp/.

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