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Photo: Production Begins on Season Five of HAWAII FIVE-0 With Traditional Hawaiian Blessing

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Hawaii Five-0 kicked off production on season five in Honolulu today with a traditional Hawaiian blessing in honor of its host Hawaiian culture, while on location in Waikiki. Series stars Alex O'Loughlin, Daniel Dae Kim, Jorge Garcia, Taylor Wiley, Dennis Chun and Al Harrington, as well as the producers and the entire Hawaii Five-0 crew, participated.

Kahu (Officiant) Kauila Kawelo Barber, the show's Hawaiian Language and Protocol Advisor, officiated over the ceremony, which included traditional royal maile leis, Oli Aloha (welcoming chant), and Pule Ho'oku'u (closing prayer). In honor of the show's fifth season, the ceremony centered around the Hawaiian word 'elima, which means both five and hand.

Photo: Production Begins on Season Five of HAWAII FIVE-0 With Traditional Hawaiian Blessing

Left photo, left to right: Kaleopa'a Vares, Dennis Chun, Taylor Wily, Co-Executive Producer Jeff Downer, Alex O'Loughlin, Co-Executive Producer Bryan Spicer, Executive Producer Peter Lenkov, Jorge Garcia, Grace Park, Daniel Dae Kim, Kahu Kauila Kawelo Barber and Nicholas Smith

Center photo, left to right: Grace Park, Alex O'Loughlin, Jorge Garcia

Right photo, left to right: Executive Producer Peter Lenkov, Daniel Dae Kim

Season five of Hawaii Five-0 premieres Friday, Sept. 26 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.

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