2018. Summer Grasses, Autumn Wind. An annotated and illustrated translation of Bashō's Oku no Hosomichi (Narrow Roads of the Deep North). The text comes in a color edition and a black and white edition.
of Oku: Journeys in the Heartland. Essays on Japanese literature, religion, history and culture. Honolulu: Kalamakū Press.
2004. Local Geography: Essays on Multicultural Hawai‘i.
Honolulu: Kalamakū Press.
1999. Storied Landscapes: Hawaiian Literature and Place.
Honolulu: Kalamakū Press.
- Stu Dawrs, “Sense of Place.” (Honolulu Weekly. Nov. 17-23, 1999).
- Charlene Luke, “The best of ’99, Nonfiction” (Honolulu Advertiser, Dec. 25, 1999).
- Paul Lyons, Review (Marvels and Tales: Journal of Fairy-Tale Studies, Vol. 14, No. 2, 2000).
- Rob Wilson, Review (The Contemporary Pacific. Fall 2001).
- 2005. “Cane
Fire.” Translation of
a short story by Naoto Nakashima, with Masako Ikeda. Printed in Bamboo
Ridge, Summer 2005. Nakashima’s Hawaii Monogatari is ca ollection of ten
stories, including “Cane Fire,” published in Japan
Oyu Stone Circles, Aomori, Japan, Summer 2005. These stone circles, perhaps marking burials or used for astronomical observations, date from the Jomon period, around 4000 years ago. See Japan Suumer 2005: “Roads of Oku: In the Footsteps of Basho and Beyond.
Sunset over Lake Shinji, December 2006. The sun goddess
splendid rays giving way to the cloud forms and wintry darkness of the
storm-god Susanoo. See Japan Autumn 2006: “Where
Gods Alight: Sacred Sites in Western Japan.
Ise Shrine, Spring 2014. The shrine to the sun goddess
Uxmal. See Yucatan 2000: Mayan
- 2015 Summer: Saké-Tasting in Niigata, the Kingdom of Local Brew
- 2013 Summer: "Far Roads: Finishing Touches." Hokkaidō and Tōhoku. Google Map.
- 2012 Summer: “Travels in the Fifth Moon.” Kantō, Chubu, and Kansai. Google Map.
- 2011 Spring: “On the Far Side of Disaster.” Travels in Southern Japan in the aftermath of the Great Tōhoku Earthquake. Google Map.
- 2010 Summer: “Legends of the Land.” More Travels in Tōhoku. Map.
Country: Fall Colors.”
Travels in Tōhoku. Map
- 2009 Summer:
Delights: Fireflies &
Sweet Fish.” Travels
in Shikoku and Chugoku. Map.
- 2008 Spring:
Bloom and Festivals: Sakura Season on the Tōkaidō and Nakasendō.”Map.
- 2008 Winter:
“ Snow Country: Winter Travels in Japan.” Map.
(An earlier version was published in Honolulu Star
Bulletin, March 9, 2008.)
- 2007 Summer: On the Voyaging Canoe Hōkūle‘a from Uwajima, Shikoku, to Yokohama. Map.
- 2006 Fall:
Gods Alight: Sacred Sites in Western Japan.” Map.
(An earlier version was published in Honolulu
Advertiser, January 7, 2007.)
- 2005 Summer:
of Oku: Tōhoku and Hokkaidō.” Map. (An earlier version was published as “Poetry in Motion: Travels in Northern Japan in
the Footsteps of Bashō and Beyond” in Honolulu
Advertiser, June 26, 2005.)
- 2004 Spring:
the Road in Kansai: Nara, Ise, Kumano, Kyōto, and Tango.” Map.
(An earlier version was published as “On the Road in Kansai: Scenery and Shintō
Shrines” in Honolulu
Advertiser, June 6, 2004.)
- 2006, Philippines: “Manilla
Traveling with the governor of Hawai'i's tour to celebrate the 100th
anniversary of Filipino immigration to Hawai'i, with 27 photos and a map.
- 2000, Northwestern
Hawaiian Islands: “Sanctuary.”
On the Rapture
with scientists conducting an ecological survey of the islands, with 18
photo and a map.
Published in Local
Geography: Essays on Multicultural Hawai‘i.
- 1999, Marquesas:
the Voyaging Canoe Hōkūle‘a
to Six Islands in the Marquesas,
with 36 photos and a map.
- 1993, Marquesas:
to the Isles of Hiva.”
On an archaeological expedition to Nukuhiva in the Marquesas Islands,
with 20 photos and a map.
(An earlier version appeared in the Honolulu
Advertiser, Sept. 19, 1993.) Journey to the Isles of Hiva pdf
- 1992, Tahiti:
On the Voyaging Canoe Hōkūle‘a
from Tahiti to Ra‘iatea.
Posted at the PVS website. Map.
Polynesian Voyaging and Navigation
Essays, Introductions, Reviews, Interview
- 2016. Introduction to E
Luku wale e: Photos of the H-3 Construction/Destruction by Kapulani
Landgraf and Mark Hamasaki,
a photo-documentary of the building of the H-3 Freeway 2007). (The introduction was written in 2007 and edited for the 2016 publication.)
- 2009. A
Response to Comments on Storied
Landscapes, with guidance on how
to read the metaphor in the title and interpret the text. (The comments were published by Ku‘ualoha
Ho‘omanawanui in “This
Land Is Your Land, This Land
was My Land,” in Asian
Settler Colonialism: From Local Governance to the Habits of Everyday
Life in Hawai’i, edited by Candace
Fujikane and Jonathan Y.
Okamura, University of
Hawaii Press, 2008) .
- 2008. "Authenticity of Place: An Interview with Dennis Kawaharada" by Lee Tonouchi and Barbi Hanohano-Medeiros in Wea: Da Land Get Stories, Kapi'olani Community College.
- 2005. Review
of Greg Dening’s Beach
Crossings, Voyaging across times, cultures and self.
Printed in The Great Circle:
Journal of the Australian Associaton for Maritime History.
Vol. 27, No. 1, 2005.
- 2004. “Mango
Trees on Kea‘ahala Road.”
Growing up in Kane‘ohe in the 1950’s. Published in Local
- 2004. “Alive
in Story.” Printed in Wao
Akua, Sacred Source of Life (Department of Land and Natural Resources Division of Forestry and
Wildlife. 2003). Published in Local
- 2001. “Local
Printed in Hawai‘i
Review 56 Spring 2001.
- 2001. “A
Search for Kū‘ula-kai.”
In Literary Studies East and
West: Navigating Islands and Continents: Conversation and Contestations
in and around the Pacific / Selected Essays, edited by Cindy Franklin, Ruth Hsu, and Suzanne Kosanke. UH Press and
EW Center Press, 2001. Published in Storied
- 1999. “Nihoa and Mokumanamana.” Posted at the PVS Website. Published in Storied
Landscapes as “He Mele no Kane / A Song of Life” (1999).
- 1999. “The Discovery and Settlement of Polynesia.” Posted at the PVS website.
“Images of Local Culture.” In The
Hawaii Herald. Vol. 4, No. 10.
May 20, 1983.
Education and Career
Community College (KCC), faculty in English, 1984-86, 1988-2004, 2010-2016
- City College of San
Francisco, lecturer in English1987-88
- University of
California at Berkeley, lecturer in Asian American Studies,1986-88
- University of Hawaii,
lecturer in English, 1979-84
- University of
Washington, teaching assistant in English, 1977-79
Community College, Interim Program Dean, Arts and Sciences and Business
and Legal Education, March 2008-February 2010.
Community College, Interim Program Dean, Emergency Medical Services,
Health Sciences, Nursing, Business and Legal Education, and Library and
Learning Resources; April 2005-March 2008
- Honolulu Community
College, Interim Program Dean, Arts and Sciences, May 2004-April 2005
Editing and Publshing