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Pan Pacific Hula Exhibition 2010

Since 2000, Kumu Hula Vicky & Jeff Takamine and their halau, Pua Ali’i ‘Ilima, have been invited by kumu hula and recording artist Robert Cazimero and Hide Naritomi from the Kohala Company in Japan, to particate along with other kumu hula and their haumana (students) in the Pan Pacific Hula Exhibition.  Hula teachers and students from Japan are invited to attend and perform as well.  This annual cultural exchange is a great opportunity to foster better relationships between the people of Japan and Hawai’i, showcase great hula and create opportunities for the participating kumu hula and their haumana to get to know each other better.  Our students are honored to be invited and learn much from being in the company of esteemed master teachers of hula.  Mahalo nui loa to Hide & Robert for including Pua Ali’i ‘Ilima in this annual event.  Pan Pacific Hula Exhibition 2010 in Osaka & Tokyo featured the following kumu hula and their halau:

Robert Cazimero, Hālau Nā Kamalei

Nani Lim Yap & Leialoha Lim Amina, Nā Lei O Kaholoku

Maaelia Loebenstein Carter, Ka Pā Hula O Kauanoe O Wa‘ahila

Snowbird Bento, Ka Pā Hula O Ka Lei Lehua

Keali‘i Ceballos, Hālau Keali‘i O Nālani

Manu Boyd, Hālau O Ke Ali‘i Ku Makani

Vicky & Jeff Takamine, Pua Ali‘i ‘Ilima