The Ala Wai Canal in Honolulu is a man-made canal that was constructed during the 1920’s to drain extensive coastal wetlands for the development of the district. Ala Wai Canal stretches for two miles through Waikiki near the end of the Ala Wai watershed.
The 26th annual New Years Ohana Festival took place at the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii and the Moiliili Field. This event was the state’s largest festival celebrating Japanese New Year traditions. This fun-filled event featured a craft fair, food vendors, games, entertainments on two stages and cultural displays and demonstrations.