SBQ Bandana - MIN-NANO x Aloha Got Soul (Made in Japan)
The Aloha Got Soul SBQ Bandana in collaboration with MIN-NANO brings to life four street names surrounding our Mō’ili’ili record shop, located at 2017 S. King Street. The four streets — Pumehana, Makahiki, Waiola, and Lunalilo — came into our awareness during a blessing and cleansing of our shop, performed by Kumu Hula ‘Auli’i Heine Hirahara.
During the blessing in late May 2021, just a few weeks before our soft opening, Auli’i revealed to us that she’d spent her youth in this neighborhood: her father had once lived on the corner of Waiola Street, she had fond memories of visiting the nearby public library on Makahiki Way, and to this day still visits her family optometrist on Pumehana Street. It was these three streets, capped by the Lunalilo Freeway located mauka from our storefront, that encompassed the area which Auli’i had been meditating over prior to the blessing. These four streets will forever hold a significance for our shop. We want to mahalo Auli’i for the power and presence you provided in showing us a path toward our past, present and future.
Measures 53 cm x 53 cm. Made in Japan.