Historical photos of the Seto Building Home of Kulture Tattoo Kollective

We are located in the historic Seto Market building on the Hanapepe river in “Kauai’s Smallest Biggest Town” Hanapepe, Kauai. The original building was the lean-to section at the rear of the property. The tiny kitchen there was said to dish up the best saimin noodles on Kauai. In 1919 the Seto family purchased the property and finished the two-story addition by 1921. Over the years it has been a coffee shop/bakery, general store, the Bridge Side Steak House during World War II, a market, and liquer store. The family lived upstairs and often enjoyed fishing and catching huge samoan crabs from the windows and deck. At times folks came by in boats to purchase goods through the window with the aid of a bucket on a rope. Having survived the 1963 flood, and hurricane Iwa in 1982, the building was destroyed by hurricane Iniki in 1992. The Seto family restored it in 1996……..Now home to Kulture Tattoo….

Slideshow of the old school days.

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The views from our studio

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The Indoor view

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