IN HAWAII, KUKUI is a Candlenut and the tree from which it grows is a symbol of enlightenment, protection and peace. The candlenut was considered to be the body form of Kamapua'a, the pig god.

IN MEXICAN-AMERICAN culture, "EL CUCUY" is known as the boogeyman that eats children who misbehave when they are told to go to bed.

IN THE BAY AREA, Cukui is us! Rooted from a melting pot of chicanos, south pacific islanders, tattooers and graff heads.

CUKUI started as a small collaboration between amigos Orly Locquiao, and Sammy Rodriguez. It was officially launched in November 2008 in San Jose, California. Since its inception, Jason Locquiao and others have joined the crew to help Cukui become recognized as a new genre in art and streetwear.


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