This subcollection includes interviews and other raw material from Hole Hole Bushi: Songs of the Cane Field. This documentary is the story of the Japanese sugar plantation laborers who came to Hawaiʻi in the late 1800s who hoped to gain wealth through their labor and return to Japan. Franklin Odo and Harry Urata interview old-timers who share their songs and histories. Special guest ʻukulele artist Ohta San performs modern renditions of this unique Hawaiʻi folk art form.
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