Awesome night!

Wow .. ManoaDNA rocked the house last night at Thumbs Up in Yokohama! It was a fun-filled evening of music, hula, and plenty of aloha! This was the first performance in Japan where I felt like we were back home at Lulu’s or Kani Ka Pila … just making music and having a great time with the crowd. Big mahalo to Vance K for sitting in with us on uke … see you Sunday at your CD release party, brah! Also want to send mahalos out to Hiroyuki for the awesome pizza and omiyage, to Mika & Miki for all their help, to Noriko for my birthday present, to Shino for the pictures, to Aiko for the ice “spray”, and to all the rest of you who brought such kindness and aloha to me and my sons! And of course, I can’t forget our “ohana” – Akio, Eriko, and the Lei Hale gang, the Taguchis, the HTJ gals, Masako, Mari, Tomomi, Noe, Shino, Chinami, Yuriko, Junji, Etsuko, Keiko, Yuka, Yumi, Maki, Yuko, Chie, Arare, Sachiko, Eri, Hiromi, Aoka .. and the list goes on and on …

MAHALO, everyone, for your wonderful support and aloha! We love you guys!!!

We have a few days off so we’re going to try and play “tourist” for the first time! It should be a lot of fun, although I’m not sure how long I can last in this heat!

Aloha, “D”


  1. NORIKO and MANA

    Aloha Dad!
    I also love Dad, Nick and Alex everytime,everyday.
    Today, Did you enjoyed as ” tourist”?
    I wish you had a good time(^ ^)♪

    with much aloha, Noriko

    • Aloha, Noriko-san!
      Today we went to the temple at Asakusa, and then went to the Apple store in Ginza. The heat was very bad, so we did not stay very long.
      Mahalo, “D”

  2. I went to Thumbs Up and enjoyed your live very very much!!! I felt everyone was in one body.I got power from your wonderful live!Thank you very much.Japan is very hot in this summer.Do you feel Japan is hotter than Hawaii?

    • Aloha, Kiyoko!
      Thank you so much for coming to see our show at Thumbs Up! Everyone was so happy that night and we really enjoyed the crowd’s energy and support! Please take care, and yes, this hot weather is awful! Mahalo, “D”!

    • Aloha kiyoko,
      Yes thumbs up was so much fun thanks for coming!
      Japan is way hotter than Hawaii!