• View of the Kalaupapa Peninsula

    Kalaupapa

    National Historical Park Hawai'i

The Signs of Kalaupapa

A typical sign of Kato's whimsy.
A typical sign of Kato's whimsy.
NPS photo.
 
Sign at edge of the settlement.

Sign at edge of the settlement.

NPS photo.

Kalaupapa signs are more than informative, they're fun. They were painted by Edward Kato, who passed away in 1998.
 
Entrance sign to Kalaupapa Settlement.

Entrance sign to Kalaupapa Settlement.

NPS photo.

Kato painted the formal town signs such as this Lion's Club welcome.
 
A wayside sign in the village.

A wayside sign in the village.

NPS photo.

A historical place sign created by Kato.
 
Settlement entrance sign.

Settlement entrance sign.

NPS photo.

Kato's settlement entrance sign has all the town's statistics.
 
Elaine's Place sign.

Elaine's Place sign.

NPS photo.

Even Elaine's Place has a Kato designed facility sign.

Did You Know?

Monk Seal

Hawaiian Monk seals are endangered and extremely rare. Most reside in the Northwest Islands of Hawaii. Several pups are born each year on the secluded beaches of the Kalaupapa peninsula. More...