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11th Annual Tsunami Story Festival

"Wailoa River Legends "

April 14, 2013

Sangha Hall, Hilo, HI

2013 Story Festival

The 2013 theme was "Wailoa River Legends".
  • Charles "Sparky" Kawamoto's story of achievement was told through the story of swimmer Yoshinobu Terada.
  • Art Kimura's family fish market in Waiakea was wiped out, but Art's academic career has literally led him into space.
  • Rex Matsuno, the CEO of Suisan Company, went from peddling fish to being the head of a top company in the State.
  • Takayoshi Kanda provides tsunami awareness by his years of vigilant upkeep of the Tsunami Clock Memorial.



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