Learn the Language of Aulani – ‘Umeke Means Bowl
For those opting for a stay at Aulani, a Disney Resort and Spa, a visit here is not only relaxing but also educational! Aulani Resort is full of magical details that help enhance your visit to the Hawaiian islands. As a matter of fact, one of the brightest (and often overlooked) details are the beautiful lighting fixtures you’ll find around the property. Not only do these glowing lights brighten up your stay but they also tell a story. A perfect example of this are athe ones taking the shape of ‘umeke, or bowls.
In Hawaiian culture, using bowls for storage or even having a large bowl for poi is still common among families (even today.) Finding these bowls included among Aulani’s wonderful details is meant to evoke that “home away from home” feeling that guests get when they stay here.
For Disney the ‘umeke is also representative of the rich element of storytelling that is a reoccurring theme throughout your Aulani stay. For instance, you may notice from the images above the ‘umeke have no lids. That’s because they are filled with stories that freely flow during your Aulani visit. The Menehune Adventure Trail or one of the Makaʻikaʻi resort tours are a great way to experience these stories first hand! The ‘umeke also have designs and prints on them. You can find out more about the symbolism behind these designs during one of Aulani’s Kapala Ki‘i T-shirt printing workshops
This magnificent attention to detail is one of the many reasons why we here at MickeyBlog have fallen in love with Aulani, a Disney Resort and Spa in Hawaii and are confident that you will too!
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