Noe Tanigawa

Arts & Culture reports from HPR's Noe Tanigawa

Exhibit Spotlights Rare Ku Images

ShareThisThree 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.
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Bob Tsushima: Understanding and Accepting Death

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 Leonardo Da Vinci is reported to have said, "While I thought that I was learning how to live, I have been learning how to die." In fact, many have not given a thought to life's one inevitability.
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Reflections of a Hospice Art Therapist

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Hospice Hawai`i's mission is to bring hope, reduce fears, and impact the lives of the dying as well as their friends and families. One way this is done is through an art therapy program. HPR's Noe Tanigawa offers this glimpse into the life of an art therapist at one of Hospice Hawai`i's residences.   
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Local Bands Rock for a Good Cause

ShareThisThe Surfrider Foundation is an international nonprofit that focuses on coastline protection and enjoyment. Its four Hawai`i chapters work on issues like water quality, access and responsible development. In an ongoing look at live music in the islands, HPR's Noe Tanigawa found a couple of Hawai`i's best bands at a recent Surfrider Foundation benefit. 
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Historical Society Dedicated to Hawaii's Past

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The Hawaiian Historical Society sits on the quiet `Ewa end of Kawaiaha`o Street, attached to the Mission Houses Museum. Since 1892, it has been preserving historic materials and publishing scholarly research on Hawaiian history. Here, HPR's Noe Tanigawa visits the Society's library to track down a Pa`a Mo`olelo Distinguished Historian.

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