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Akima Kai

She has been passionate about sharing her love of the ocean and mother nature thru her photography for over 20 years. She is an ocean photographer, mermaid model, freediver and tour guide. Born and raised in Tokyo, Japan, she got her first underwater camera in 1999.

Fascinated with the underwater world and marine life she found her passion to be in the saltwater. She has lived in Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the Philippines.

After 12 years of traveling the North and South Pacific Islands of Fiji, Vanuatu, Tonga, Samoa, Niue, Chuuk, Pohnpei, Kosrae and Marshall Island she has finally found a place to call home here in beautiful Hawaii nei.

While living in Hawaii she began free diving and discovered it is the best way to photograph marine life. She wants you to feel the raw and wild power of the Earth. She hopes her work will help you connect with nature and remind you who we share this planet with and that this is a place we need to do our part to save.

Her photography showcases her journeys and adventures around the world capturing the true colors of the earth. Her gallery have been her dream project.

A place where local artist can share their love of the ocean and the beautiful islands of Hawai’i they call home.

Come visit us at Waimea Blue Gallery and bring the Ocean into your life.


Visit Akima's gallery

Waimea Blue Gallery- Featuring 18 local artists Ocean gallery

North Shore Marketplace (next to the coffee gallery)

66-250 Kamehameha Hwy D103  Hale'iwa O'ahu

Contact Akima Kai


+1 (808)647-0980

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