Honolulu’s district of Kaka’ako officially runs from Piikoi west to Punchbowl Street, between King street and Ala Moana Boulevard. Once dotted with fishponds and farms, it became the site of the Hawaiian Tuna Packers cannery, and a diverse but close knit community. HPR’s Noe Tanigawa spoke with old timers from the neighborhood for our occasional series of community portraits.
Marsha Gibson’s new book, Kaka’ako As We Knew It, contains photos and memories from the area. The book is available through booksellers or through Mutual Publishing.