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Merrie Monarch Invitational Hawaiian Arts Fair 2017

Aloha mai kakou, We are pleased to announce that we will be at this year’s Merrie Monarch Invitational Hawaiian Arts Fair! If you will be at the Merrie Monarch Hula Festival in beautiful Hilo, Hawaii, please come by and say Aloha! We look forward to seeing you there! Kapono and Kanoe Kamaunu

Welcome Kapono and Kanoe

We would like to introduce the new owners of Na Kani O Hula, Kapono and Kanoe Kamaunu. We are very happy this young, Hawaiian, Maui couple will carry on the making of hula instruments.  Both are very knowledgeable, passionate and will bring so much more to the table. I would like to share our connection […]

Ipu Update

    The good news is that we have planted the new crop and the plants are coming along splendidly. The bad news is that we are out of ipu and almost out of ipu heke.  So if you need a small or medium ipuheke, order soon.  If you need an extra large one, see […]

Making Pu’ili

We had a fun time making pu’ili with our new friends from Japan today.  There was lots of sanding and stripping…….   And a perfect ending to the day….they presented us with hula using their new pu’ili   🙂


Na Kani O Hula will now be putting out a monthly newsletter to announce new happenings, special items and sweet deals 🙂 As you may or may not know, we have been in the business of making hula instruments for 20 years.  So to celebrate our 20 years, and in conjunction with our first newsletter……. […]

We like getting letters like this one :)

    Gayle & Kent, Thank you so much for your hospitality this afternoon. Both Madison and Melanie had a great time learning and making their Ipu drum and watching you make the uli uli. I know it will be an experience they will never forget. My wife Loremae and I had a wonderful time […]

A Recipe

What has pickled onions have to do with hula?  Nothing…..just an attempt to keep the blog current.  Besides, who doesn’t appreciate a good recipe? Here in Maui (or maybe I should say Makawao, the town where I grew up), it’s pretty much a known fact that Portuguese make the best pickled onion.  Back in the […]


  I started dancing hula again about a year and a half ago. It’s interesting how my body and memory have changed in the last 15 or so years!!  I guess that’s what maturing is all about…. Well, last night was our ho’ike….a presentation for our family and friends to show what we have learned […]

Ku Mai Ka Hula 2014

If you would like to see hula at it’s best, come see the hula competition this weekend at the Maui Arts and Cultural Center.  We’ll have a booth there too 🙂