(BIVN) – Elected officials gathered at the Hilo county building on Monday October 29, for a presentation of a new art piece honoring the Sesquicentennial Anniversary of Japanese Emigration into Hawaiʻi.
Earlier that week, the Hawaii Floriculture and Nursery Association partnered with the Friends of Liliʻuokalani Gardens to hold the four-day Celebrations 18 project.
Renowned floral designer Hitomi Gilliam hosted a class on mechanica and floral design, similar to the event that was held last year. Once again, a floral design competition followed the class, and the creations were installed at sites within Liliʻuokalani Gardens.
The overall theme tied into the Gannenmono recognition.
The foral sculpture at the county building was blessed following the weekend competition. An awards ceremony was also held.
The display in the County Building will remain until Thanksgiving.