Discover Culture

Explore stories that dive into the local communities and culture of Hawaiʻi.

For local coin enthusiasts, the history of Hawai‘i is in its money.
The final resting places of Hawai‘i’s departed speak volumes about those living in the islands today.
The largest of its kind in the nation, UH Mānoa’s vast ethnomusicology collection is a testament to the human imagination.
On the heels of Mauna Loa’s first volcanic eruption in nearly 40 years, local photographers across the islands capture awe-inspiring landforms both old and new.
With the intensity of the Kīlauea eruption it depicts, Erin Lau’s Inheritance hints at powerful forces beneath the surface.
Mary Mitsuda’s intuitive and freewheeling approach thrives in the juxtaposition of opposites.
The architect's signature : "Dickey roofs" combine wide, shallow-pitched eaves with a steep upper roof designed to suit | Hawaii's tropical climate.
Architect C.W. Dickey had only seen Hawai‘i as a kingdom and a territory, but he helped define how it would look as a state.
Founded in 1912 to be the voice of Japanese immigrants in the islands, the Hawai‘i Hochi continues to be a lifeline connecting local Japanese to their native culture and community.
The title of Earl Derr Biggers’ mystery novel was inspired by the hotel he stayed in, Gray’s-By-The-Sea, where guests weren’t given keys because, apparently, no one locked their doors in Waikīkī.
At House Without A Key, inspired by Earl Derr Biggers’ novel of the same name, a writer basks in nostalgia for what once was.
In Tony Barnhill’s colorized images of old Hawai‘i,
In Tony Barnhill’s colorized images of old Hawai‘i, black-and-white photographs are reimagined in vivid color.
Get a glimpse into the lives of a surf instructor, board shaper, and trio of designers united by their love for the ocean, their craft, and Hawaiian culture.
In ancient Hawai‘i, ‘opihi was an important part of the Native Hawaiian diet starting at infancy.
‘Opihi, considered a delicacy due to its immense difficulty to harvest, is where high stakes meet high flavor.