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King Kalakuau - Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii.
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member veritas vita
N 21° 18.421 W 157° 51.968
4Q E 617604 N 2356549
Quick Description: Hula Statue dedicated to King Kalakuau, Hawaii's Merry Monarch, who through his own popular songs celebrated the daily joy of living. King Kalakaua (1836 to 1891} also had a serious side as expressed when he wrote Hawaii's anthem, Hawai'i Pene'i.
Location: Hawaii, United States
Date Posted: 10/10/2019 7:19:38 AM
Waymark Code: WM11EVZ
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote
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Long Description:
"King Kalakaua (November 16, 1836 – January 20, 1891), born David La?amea Kamananakapu Mahinulani Naloiaehuokalani Lumialani Kalakaua[2] and sometimes called The Merrie Monarch, was the last king and penultimate monarch of the Kingdom of Hawai?i. Succeeding Lunalilo, he was elected to the vacant throne of Hawai?i against Queen Emma. He reigned from February 12, 1874, until his death in San Francisco, California, on January 20, 1891."
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The smiling Hula girl statue, featured in a hero size bronze sculpture titled - Aloha! - Signifies the joy of arrival. Located at the entrance of the landmark, and, historic Aloha Tower, Honolulu Harbor, Hawaii.

The just larger than life bronze Statue of a dancing Hula Girl, represents the typical, historic welcome made by Hawaiians to Island visitors on boat days.

There are several Hula Girl, and, Hula children, statues, of various sizes and poses, arranged throughout the Aloha Tower Marketplace.

A bronze plaque, near the Hula Girl statue, found just inside the entrance to the Aloah Tower, reads:-

ALOHA!
"In the old days, when everyone travelled by ship, Honolulu's Boat Days had two distinct faces, the joy of arrival and the bittersweet sorrow of parting.

This bronze statue's named "Aloha!" depict the joyful hula dancers that once greeted all new arrivals at the festive Boat Days of yesteryear.

They were dedicated to King Kalakuau, Hawaii's Merry Monarch, who through his own popular songs celebrated the daily joy of living.

King Kalakaua (1836 to 1891} also had a serious side as expressed when he wrote Hawaii's anthem, Hawai'i Pene'i.

Credits:- Sculptors: Pegge Hopper, Honolulu Leo Rijn, Los Angeles / Art Director: Cindy Turner, Honolulu Boat Days Hula Consultant: Iwalani Tseu, Honolulu Project Director: U.J. (Rick) Rainalter, Jr, Honolulu / Commissioned in 1994 by Aloha Tower"
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Location: Aloha Tower

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