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Ray Tsuchiyama's family arrived on Maui in the early 1900s, and his late father attended Maui High with many illustrious Maui old timers. His Maui family members were elementary school teachers, plantation manager cook, stevedores, World War II Army veterans, nurses, hotel workers, and gas-station entrepreneurs.
His blogs re-interpret Hawai'i history through a current perspective, plus reviews of Hawaiian music, food, architecture, and even the lives of geckos.
He was born in northern Japan, and has traveled throughout China, Southeast Asia, India, Africa, Latin America, and Europe; the most profound influence on his life was growing up in Kalihi-Palama near downtown Honolulu.
"Pacific Memories and Visions" was presented an 2013 Excellence in Journalism Contest award by the Hawaii Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists.
My Favorite Sites
The “Hippie” Invasion of 1960s Maui
March 3, 2012
Gasoline Prices and Maui's Future
February 26, 2012
The U.S. Poet Laureate W. S. Merwin and his Maui Journey
February 18, 2012
The Kahului Black-Out and Customer Service
February 9, 2012
Paddling in Maalaea Bay
February 6, 2012
What Does the Movie “The Descendents” Tell About Hawai’i Now?
February 2, 2012
Lord “Tally Ho” Blears, Ed Francis, Johnny Barend and Me
January 29, 2012
The Falling Teardrops of Kalaupapa
January 28, 2012
What is the Best “Iconic” Building for Maui? Concept No. 1
January 22, 2012
The Perils of Parking in Paia
January 18, 2012
The Royal County of Lahaina?
January 12, 2012
Tokyo, Beijing, Bangalore . . . North Kihei
January 11, 2012
Charlie Oda and the Lost 1944 Rome Swimming Trophy
January 9, 2012
A New Year's Visit to the Maui Jinja Shinto Shrine
January 3, 2012
Our 2011 List of Maui Culinary Favorites
January 1, 2012
Mochi from a Wailuku Temple
December 29, 2011
Christmas Eve with Children as Angels
December 28, 2011
The Holiday Season in Other Countries
December 24, 2011
Reviving The Hawaiian Language
December 21, 2011