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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Saturday, March 18, 2006

Mo'ili'ili's vibrant history exhibit will open today

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Advertiser Staff

"Hi'iaka and the Mo'o," acrylic painting by Jacqueline Moore Chun, depicts the battle that legend says shaped Mo'ili'ili.

Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii

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It was once known as Waikiki Waena, then as Kamo'ili'ili, and finally Mo'ili'ili, a storied O'ahu community. And today, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai'i, its history and a new book, "Mo'ili'ili The Life of a Community," come to life at a new exhibit of the same name featuring photographs and memorabilia.

Today's grand opening and the continuing exhibit 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays, through May 5 is free. 945-7633.

Mark your calendars: Laura Ruby, co-curator of the exhibit, the book's editor and a University of Hawai'i art instructor, will present the free slide show "Mo'ili'ili Neighborhoods" from 4 to 5:30 p.m. April 8 at the cultural center. Attendees are encouraged to share their memories of the neighborhood.