“The subject matter of people in their every day activities intrigues me because most of the scenes I paint happen in an instant. Sometimes it is so fast that we miss it or we don’t remember it,” says Kirk Kurokawa of his works., as shown above and below.

Lead Story – Capturing Slices of Maui Life

Artist Kirk Kurokawa is Living His Dream Melissa Tanji Special to The Hawai‘i Herald Kirk Kurokawa was in the first or second grade when knew he wanted to be an artist. “As long as I can remember, I have always liked art,” said the 44-year-old award-winning painter. Like many youngsters, the Wailuku resident was fond....
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Maui Salutes – Maui’s Sons and Daughters of the Nisei Veterans/Maui AJA A

Ten scholarships of $1,000 each were presented to 2017 graduates of Valley Isle high schools by Maui’s Sons and Daughters of the Nisei Veterans / Maui AJA Veterans Scholarship Program. The recipients are:
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Dialogue – Mahalo Maui!

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 Nagamine Photo Studio family, from left: Ty Shimomura, mom Florence (Nagamine) Shimomura and Rick Shimomura. (Photo courtesy Rick Shimomura)

Nagamine Photo Studio

Family-Run Photo Studio Has Been Capturing Maui’s Community for 87 Years Melissa Tanji Special to The Hawai‘i Herald Rick Shimomura says people still call him “Mr. Nagamine.” The Maui photographer doesn’t mind, though. After all, “Mr. Nagamine” was his maternal grandfather, Harold Nagamine Sr., who founded Nagamine Photo Studio in Lahaina in 1931 and later....
“. . . I’m interested in preserving memorabilia, preserving the past . . .” says Colin Yamamoto standing beside one of the glass cases containing various antiques and memorabilia.

Preserving Maui’s Yesteryears

For Colin Yamamoto, They are All Historical Treasures Melissa Tanji Special to The Hawai‘i Herald A seat belt from Aloha Airlines Flight 243, a car speaker from the old Kahului Drive-In, plantation kaukau tins, handmade potato peelers and vegetable graters from the 1930s and ’40s. These pieces from Maui’s past are just a fraction of....

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