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Interview with Joseph Y. K. Akana

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Title: Interview with Joseph Y. K. Akana
Interviewer: &#699&&Hodges, Iwalani
Kodama-Nishimoto, Michi
Interviewee: Akana, Joseph Y. K.
Keywords: Canoes
Issue Date: 1985
Series/Report no.: Waikiki, 1910 - 1985: Oral Histories
Description: A well-known beach boy recalls his parents, home and Waikiki neighborhood. He covers the Stonewall gang, Waikiki and Kaahumanu schools, and his beach boy activities with rich and famous tourists. In the second session, he plays the ukulele and sings beach boy songs.
beach boy, mortician, cargo specialist; Hawaiian-Chinese; male
Interview conducted in English.
Sponsor: State
Pages/Duration: 2 hr, 20 min
68 pages
Geographic Coverage: Hawaii Kai, Oahu
Appears in Collections:Waikiki, 1910–1985: Oral Histories

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