The Hawaiian dictionary defines
it as "of absorbing
interest....enjoyable....to have a
good time....to pass the time in
ease, peace and pleasure."
It's a name my grandfather (the
late Bill Chu ) chose for my first
fishing boat, almost 40 yrs ago.
While drawing this canoe, I
couldn't help but reflect on all
the good times he and I had
together. This drawing depicts a
Hawaiian canoe rigged for aku
fishing, used at the turn of the
19th century. Oh, by the way, "I
still have that boat!"