He Pilina Wehena ‘Ole

Performed: Tokyo, Japan

The resurgence of our Hawaiian culture signifies the importance of one’s family and ancestors and historically grounds us to the past through our bloodlines and our genealogy.

We’ve become linked to the powerful akua, to the great ali’i, to the land, to the ocean, and to all Native Hawaiians. Hula continues to be an important part of the Hawaiian culture. The circle that intertwines past, present, and future brings us a sense of being pono, or balance, within our lives. The fact that hula has survived throughout the many years that have passed since our great ali’i’ walked the earth is a testament to the strength of our Native Hawaiian culture. It is a spiritual link to our past that creates an unbreakable bond to our ancestors.