‘A hui hou, Uncle Johnny’

  • TIM WRIGHT/Special to the Tribune-Herald Flowers and photos of kumu hula Johnny Lum Ho are on display during his celebration of life Saturday at Afook-Chinen Civic Auditorium in Hilo.

  • TIM WRIGHT/Special to the Tribune-Herald Flowers and lei cover the casket of kumu hula Johnny Lum Ho during his celebration of life Saturday at Afook-Chinen Civic Auditorium in Hilo.

  • TIM WRIGHT/Special to the Tribune-Herald Aleka Martin, right, hugs her hula sister Lani Walters. Both danced for Kumu Hula Johnny Lum Ho. Martin made the trip from South Dakota to bid aloha to Uncle Johnny.

  • TIM WRIGHT/Special to the Tribune-Herald Johnny Lum Ho's niece Shanna Forman looks over a photo board during his celebration of life Saturday at Afook-Chinen Civic Auditorium in Hilo.

  • Hula dancers from Halau O Ka Ua Kani Lehua embrace as they bid aloha to kumu hula Johnny Lum Ho during his celebration of life Saturday at Afook-Chinen Civic Auditorium in Hilo. (TIM WRIGHT/Special to HAWAII Tribune-Herald)

Thousands paid their respects Saturday to Johnny Lum Ho in a celebration of the legendary kumu hula’s life and legacy.