Kānehūnāmoku: The Hidden Land of Kāne

Photography by Jan Becket and watercolors paintings by Dawn Yoshimura

Exhibit honoring the landscape from Malaea to Kaʻena sponsored by Koa ‘Ike Foundation committed to preserving the wahipana of Wai‘anae ʻohana.

For many years, Dawn Yoshimura and Jan Becket have visited a small section of the Waiʻanae coast from Kepuhi Point to Kaʻena Point—an area that is more broadly referred to by some Waiʻanae families as Kānehūnāmoku, the hidden land of Kāne. In learning from those families and talking to other Waiʻanae residents Dawn and Jan have responded to this unique place in their artworks.

As the rest of the island slowly becomes urbanized, this exhibit advocates for the need to protect all of Kānehūnāmoku.

Public programs:

May 25 at 9:00-10:00am: Zoom discussion with Glenn Kila, Jan Becket, and Dawn Yoshimura

February 24 at 4:30-6:30pm: Mele, mo‘olelo, and hula with Keale and friends at Honolulu Hale

Learn more about the exhibit Kānehūnāmoku