Life in Leilani Estates may never be the same again after residents fled fissures that erupted underneath their homes and streets starting last May.
Koki Takehara, a professional Japanese calligraphy artist, uses a 60-pound brush to draw the character “Kizuna,” which represents bonds or connections between people, on Sunday during the annual Bodhi Day service at Sangha Hall in Hilo. The event was sponsored by the Big Island Buddhist Federation and hosted by Taishoji Soto Mission. Playing drums is Chad Nakagawa of Taishoji Taiko.
About a dozen Puna residents offered their suggestions, as well as complaints, to Hawaii County representatives Thursday evening during the first of what is expected to be several talk-story sessions regarding recovery from the Kilauea eruption.