It might surprise some of my readers to learn that hula is very popular in Japan and in fact over US$ 80 million is spent on hula in Japan each year. There are over 100 halaus (schools) in Japan, and even one just a couple of kilometers from our house - way out here in the "boonies".
A great song from back in the 70s is "Hula Lady". Here it is blended in a medley with "Honolulu I am Coming Back Again" being played by Kawili Na Kaleponi. As I recall, it was the Cazimero Brothers who performed those songs back in 1973 along with Peter Moon. They called themselves "The Sunday Manoa". Manoa means vast and deep and there is a valley on Oahu called Manoa where the University of Hawaii is located.
Anyway, I really like this performance:
And here are a couple of dancers performing Hula Lady for you to the 1973 version by "The "Sunday Manoa":
A hui hou (until we meet again), sweet sailing.