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We carry traditional Japanese items

     Iida's has been in business since 1900. First at Ala Moana Shopping Center and now we are located at the corner of Kona and Pensacola Streets in our own retail store. We have everything from paper kites and boy's day dolls to tea cups and Netsuke Charms Bowls. We invite you to stop by and see our large inventory of traditional Japanese items in Honolulu, Hawaii. We are open 7 days a week and we accept cash, check, and credit cards. Thanks to our many loyal customers, our new store remains strong and will continue to share the Japanese culture and tradition in Hawaii and beyond for many more years to come...
Call us today! 808.973.0320

Our history

     In 2005, Iida's closed its storefront location at the Ala Moana Shopping Center after being in the mall since its inception. The store held a big clearance sale, and the remaining merchandise was moved back to the store's warehouse at the corner of Kona and Pensacola Streets.
To continue the family business, part of the warehouse was redesigned into a small retail space. Unaware to many people, Iida's was and still is in business! Only in recent years has Iida's gained more exposure through increased advertising and the start of a new website.

     Thanks to many of Iida's loyal customers, the store remains strong and will continue to share the Japanese culture and tradition in Hawaii and beyond for many more years to come...
Honolulu store of  traditional Japanese items

Family photos

     Our family started our business in 1900 and has operated since then at 2 locations. We have a full, rich history of business management and many stories to tell. Enjoy some of our family photos.

Yoshiko Nishimoto, Eldest daughter - 1915-2007
Tsuyoshi Nishimoto -1910-1994
Koichi Iida - 1888-1973
Chiyo Iida -1920-2013
Brothers Richard and Robert Iida share a coffee break
at the former Zippy's Restaurant in Ala Moana in 2012.
Best traditional Japanese items in Honolulu store
  • Richard and Robert

    Richard and Robert

  • Yoshiko Nishimoto (Eldest daughter 1915-2007), Koichi Iida, Tsuyoshi Nishimoto

    Yoshiko Nishimoto (Eldest daughter 1915-2007), Koichi Iida, Tsuyoshi Nishimoto

  • Koichi Iida 1888-1973

    Koichi Iida 1888-1973

  • former General Manager of Ala Moana Shopping Center

    former General Manager of Ala Moana Shopping Center

  • Chiyo Iida 1920-2013

    Chiyo Iida 1920-2013

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