Various Japanese products sold at Iida's in Honolulu, HI
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 Unique Japanese goods in Honolulu

     Welcome to Iida’s, formerly located at the Ala Moana Shopping Center! Browse through our selection of Maneki Neko, Daruma, Bonsai Pots, Dishes, Lacquerware and other things from Japan to decorate your home or office. 

     Our retail store is now located at the corner of Kona and Pensacola streets in a blue warehouse. Iida’s is a family-owned business established since 1900, rich with history. Thank you for your many years of support to help keep the Japanese tradition alive in Hawaii! 
Call us today! 808.973.0320

Traditional Japanese products

     Step into our store in Honolulu and you will think you are in Japan. Over the years we have increased our store's inventory of true Japanese products. You can count on us to have Japanese "Year of" figurines, home furnishings, dolls, artwork, lucky charms and collectibles. We have everything you need for your home and for gifts to someone special. Come by our new location today for a visit.
Unique Japanese goods sold by Iida's in Honolulu, HI

Services

     We offer free information about what everyone can expect for 2016 and what people born in the Year of the Monkey can expect for the new year with each purchase!

     Also, receive free expert packing to the mainland and neighbor islands! We can mail for you but the cost of postage is required.

Obon season is here!

     The whiff of good saimin and teriyaki beef and sight of floating lanterns and festive bon dance fairs come to mind as a sign that the Japanese cultural Obon season has arrived.

     Men, women and children are seen wearing light cotton kimonos, yukata or happi coats, joyfully dancing under streams of lanterns with colorful folding fans. Women and girls typically adorn their hair with flower ornaments.

     Company president Robert Iida remembers the days when he was a toddler growing up enjoying this traditional Buddhist observance meant to honor the deceased and celebrate familial bonds. The Obon season, observed usually from the beginning of June until the end of August, gives people a chance to return to their original family homes to visit and clean the graves of their ancestors. 

     The hanging and standing lanterns with chrysanthemum flower designs are meant to be displayed at home to invite their ancestors back. When the season is over, the lanterns are supposed to be donated to the temple, but it is no longer a common practice. These days, people usually put it away and take it out until the next season. Multiple haka chochin still hang for the gravesite.

     Robert said nowadays, bon dances don't just attract only people of Japanese ancestry. The joyful, festive occasion filled with Japanese traditional folk songs and the beat of the taiko drum invites all sorts to join in on the merriment of dancing and singing. "But it is good to remember what the real meaning is," he said.

Gift-wrapping available!
Happi Coats at Iida's Honolulu HI
Happi Coats
Obon Hair Accessories in Honolulu, HI
Hair Accessories
Buyo Sensu Fans at Iida's in Honolulu, HI
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