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Ask the Mayor: What is Your Family Crest?

April 1, 2018, 12:01 PM HST
* Updated March 31, 11:06 AM
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Mayor Alan Arakawa answers some of the questions submitted to his staff.

Submit your own questions about County of Maui programs, services, operations or policies to Mayor Alan Arakawa at [email protected], (808) 270-7855 or mail them to 200 S. High St., 9th Floor, Wailuku, HI 96793.

Questions submitted will be considered for inclusion in the “Ask the Mayor” column.

Hi Mayor,

Q. My dad was showing me stuff about family crests. Ours is cool with cows and blue eagles and a red shield with stars. Do you have a family crest and is it cool, too?


A. That does sound like you have a very cool family crest. I’m going to assume your dad’s family is from somewhere in Europe. My family is from Okinawa and our crests are very different.


My mother’s side of the family—the Sakugawa’s—sent me T-shirts recently from Okinawa that have our family crest on it. It’s hard to describe but the crest is a circle with a line and four smaller half circles inside. Maybe one day you can send me your crest and I can send you mine.

Email me at [email protected] Aloha.

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