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Nana i ke Kupuna (Look to your Elders) by Randy Jay Braun


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Nana i ke Kupuna (Look to your Elders) by 

Little four-year-old Jessica lei looks to her older hula sister for inspiration. In Hawaii, the young are encouraged to learn the ancient dance through imitation.

This image was created using Kodak TMY film. The version shown is hand-colored digitally.


dance, skirt, hula, hawaii, maui, halau


  • Danielle Knight
    Danielle Knightalmost 6 years ago

    What a beautiful little girl and tradition. The hand colouring looks brilliant.

  • wadesimages
    wadesimagesalmost 6 years ago

    What a touching moment! Wonderful capture!

  • Rebecca Bryson
    Rebecca Brysonalmost 6 years ago

    Love this..I remember Hula lessons…gee that was a long time ago :) I was pretty good for a Haoli laughing and I can still remember that the humu humu nuku nuka apu a’a is a fish that measures smaller than its name ;)

  • terezadelpilar~ art & architecture
    terezadelpilar...almost 6 years ago


  • Patricia Gibson
    Patricia Gibsonover 5 years ago

    very cute RJ, excellent composition and a gorgeous little girl!!!

  • Randy Jay Braun
    Randy Jay Braunover 5 years ago

    Mahalo all of you!

  • Angel Warda
    Angel Wardaover 5 years ago

    so cute! excellent capture! love the tones!!!

  • Jen Cannella
    Jen Cannellaover 5 years ago

    I just love this one!

  • Mahalo Jen!

    – Randy Jay Braun

  • DiEtte Henderson
    DiEtte Hendersonover 5 years ago

    What a sweet capture!

  • Rachel Lilly
    Rachel Lillyover 5 years ago

    This is so gorgeous, I love the composition and coloring, beautiful

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