Three far-flung images of the Hawaiian god, Ku, are united in the
current exhibit at Bishop Museum's Hawaiian Hall. The last remaining
images of their kind, these carvings weigh up to 800 pounds each and
originally left Hawai`i in the 1830's. HPR's Noe Tanigawa reports on why
their brief homecoming is so important.
"E Ku `Ana Ka Paia: Unification, Responsibility and the Ku Images"
unites three carvings of the Hawaiian god, Ku, at the Bishop Museum. On
Wednesday July 14th, 6 pm at the Museum, master carver Rocky Jensen and
scholar Lucia Jensen discuss the origins and artistry of the Ku images.
The images will be on display through October 4th.
AIRED: Thursday, July 8, 2010