When it started, Roy Sakuma says no one was interested in the ukulele and then 46 years later on Sunday, look at the Ukulele Festival now.
Willie K was one of the 15 headliners at the Kapiolani Park bandstand.
There were performers from Australia, California, Japan, Korea, plus hundreds of Hawaii keiki.
Although it was a rainy day, the weatjer couldn’t keep people away, including a couple of ukulele players from Hawaii Kai who came for Ohta-san but got even more than they bargained for.
“And Willie K is unbelievable, my goodness, that’s worth standing in any rain for,” Cathy Cole said.
“They want to be here and look at all the people who are here, it’s been a wonderful day,” said Ukulele Festival Hawaii co-founder Roy Sakuma.
Sakuma says he and his wife started planning next year’s 47th festival on Saturday and they already have three groups lined up.