King Kamehameha statue

One of the traditional ways to honor King Kamehameha Day is to drape his statue in the historic district of Honolulu with leis.
Kamehameha and justice bulding
The statue is located in front of¬†Aliiolani Hale, which is the¬†home of the Hawai’i State Supreme Court.
Kamehameha with leis
The statue is draped with plumeria and ti leaf leis, some of which are forty feet long. The plumeria leis are made by volunteers using donated blossoms.
Kamehameha's cape
The leis are draped over the arms of the statue, not around the neck because leis are not ever placed over the royal feathered cape. Here, the cape is represented in gold leaf.

First attempt at including photos!

As anyone who has been reading Top of JC’s Mind probably knows, I am a bit of a slow learner on the tech front. I also want to make sure that I don’t violate anyone’s copywrite. But now I have a couple of picutres of our own that I will try to post while I am with my much more tech and blog savvy daughter here to help me. Wish me luck!

 

We made sure to put the flower behind my left ear to signify that I am taken!
We made sure to put the flower behind my left ear to signify that I am taken!

 

My first aloha shirt!
My first aloha shirt!

Yay! I think it worked!