Kona Tsunami Commemoration Video

View a 3-minute video excerpt of the March 11, 2012Tsunami Commemoration.

Sunday, March 11, 2011 marked the one-year anniversary of the tsunami that came ashore in several locations along the West Hawaii coastline. A ceremonial exchange of Aloha between the citizens of Japan and the communities of West Hawaii was commemorated with blessings, Hawaiian chant, taiko drumming, floral offerings from canoes in Kailua Bay.

Groups that worked together to organize the Tsunami Commemoration included Ahuena Heiau Inc., Courtyard by Marriott King Kamehameha Kona Beach Hotel, County of Hawaii, Hulihee Palace, Island Breeze, Kailua Village Business Improvement District, Kai Ehitu Canoe Club, Kai Opua Canoe Club, Keauhou Canoe Club, Kona Hongwanji Mission, Kona-Kohala Chamber of Commerce, Mokuaikaua Church and Tui Tonga Canoe Club.