Hālau Nāpuaokamokihanaoha was founded in 2007 in San Jose, California by Kumu Luana Nāpuaokamokihanaoha Rivera Palacio. In English, the Hawaiian word “hālau” can be translated as “long house” and is used in this instance to denote a place where hula is taught. “Nāpuaokamokihanaoha” literally means “the flowers of the thriving mokihana”; the name also holds a poetic, personal interpretation for hālau members.
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