Thousands of people came to the event on an exceptionally beautiful day at Kaka’ako Park in Honolulu Hawaii. The music was wonderful, the food was delicious, and we even had a huge rainbow grace the skies, reminding us of how blessed we are to live in Hawaii. As the producer of this event and as one of the musicians, I was so happy to be surrounded by such a cheerful crowd. In our finale performance, I couldn’t hold my tears of ukupicinhawaii-217.jpgjoy. Thank you so very much Hawaii.I would like to express special appreciation to Herb Ohta-san for playing at this event. I truly respect him as an artist and as a friend. Also, I am grateful for my friends Konishiki and Roy Sakuma for providing valuable advice and support. They were instrumental in making this event a reality.
Thank you to all the talented musicians from Hawaii and Japan who contributed their time and talent to the Ukulele Picnic. Their performances were all wonderful. Finally, thank you a million times to the local and Japanese staff, volunteers and friends who worked so hard to make this event a success.Thank you very much!Let’s do it again next year!I believe the ukulele has irresistible charm and its music has healing power that touches hearts and brings a spirit of unity and Aloha. My dream is to establish an Ukulele Museum that will facilitate social, educational, and cultural activities in a friendly environment that will perpetuate the joy of the ukulele to the people of Hawai`i and to the world.The sucess of this event marks important first step on the road to realize my dream. Wanna join? Hop in to my dream train.
The Ukulele ♪
A little instrument with a big heart
Friendly and inviting
Creating millions of smiles
With just a simple strum