Kamadipw en wahu kousapw (koausapw) Pehleng, Pohnpei

13 October 2007

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Over 130 yams were in place prior to kamadihp.

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08:37 Kehp (yams)

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Uhm foundation

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09:06 Sehu: ugar cane bundles

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Four Cane stalk detail

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Varieties of sugar cane

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09:06 All in readiness, Nanihd en Onohnleng Dakker Daniel on the left, Nansau sed en Pehleng Mitsuo Daniel on the right.

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Kenny and band played on

Soaukisoa arrived at 09:46. Known for punctuality and being on time, the king arrives a few minutes early.

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09:53 Sakau arrives

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Lycopodiella cernua mwarmwar

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Piper ponapense mwarmwar: protection against kau. Bendura Ioanis

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Kehp, sehum, sakau, and pig. All of the ingredients are in place.

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10:06 A modern reinterpretation of a mwarmwar: betelnut mwarmwar

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Betelnut mwarmwar detail

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10:24 Final rock stacking on the uhm by Kirou ihd Pehleng

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William Ioanis

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Time for talking. Luen ririn Kitti in white headband on the left, Oaron Isipau to his right. Nalik Onohnleng in back along the yam line. Soulik en Pohndake at the front facing right. Soumaka Nanrohi, Peliental Nanrohi en leng Pehleng Esthak Theres on the right facing left speaking.

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Angie Joab

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Children collect the balloons

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As nopwei continues to arrive, there is still time to talk. Luen Nanpei Moahk seated, Kanikihn Akahk on the left.

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Dakker Daniel

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Detrickson Daniel

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Inside the nahs, Soaukisoa in place.

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A large pig destined for the uhm

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11:03 Pehleng elementary school is just up the road

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Planning and discussion. Luen Dol Lap on the left.

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'Tis a political season. Luen en Imeloang Luhk Solpesio T. Salvador arrives.

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Sourikohn Dirensapw McKarry Miguel

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Popsicles for twins

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Kids clamber around the yam racks

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11:31 Uhm coming up to full heat

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Sweeter Daniel

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Writing down who has come to the kamadipw

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Danceeleeanne Daniel

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Lepen Mand Joab Santos

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Pig cleaning with onlookers.

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12:34 Breaking the uhm

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The basalt rocks are reminded of their previous state as lava, the ancient heat

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12:36 Kehp laid in uhm to cook

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Coordinating activities

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Four women with four babies, these are whole family events and a chance to introduce the community to the newest additions

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There is time to rearrange one's hair in a quieter corner

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Popsicles finished, the twins amble about to meet the community

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Tony Sarapio

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Kiroun en Poail (Soumas) Winciner David, Riting en Kepihlang

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A baby girl

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A moment of tickling and laughter, of playing around. Angie Joab, Kanikihn Akahk

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Also a time too look good

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Maimi Ioanis and sister

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13:28 Soukise presiding over the kamadipw

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Daniel, Samuel families

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Jonathan Gourlay and daughter

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13:41 Sakau enters the nahs

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Ohl en Pohnpei

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Blowing conch shells to herald the entrance of the sakau

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McKarry Miguel

With the departure of Soukise just prior to three in the afternoon, the guests start heading home

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14:59 Rosa Kitti departs

Although I too headed home, Jonathan remained behind, working his way through a second sakau stone.

External link to the Kamadipw en Wahu, Koasop Pwudoi, November 2007 photographed by Souwel en Palikir.