Line for the popular poi mochi

The Maui Matsuri 2012 was held May 11th and 12th at the UH Maui College Campus in Kahului. The festival celebrated Japanese cultural traditions with a theme of Kodomo No Tame Ni (for the sake of the children). A delightful variety of food was for sale, including favorites like sushi, chicken bento, teriyaki bento, andagi, saimin, chow fun and other grinds. The poi mochi was especially popular, given the long line. Crafts were sold, activities like gyotaku (fish print making) were available. Aikido and judo marital arts were demonstrated. Kikaida superheros, taiko drumming were some of the entertainment and obon dance capped off the night.