Chinatown Lei Shops
In Hawaii, there are lei upon lei to adorn celebrants at every occasion, be it a milestone like a graduation, birthday, wedding, or retirement, or a simple welcome home to the islands. Park somewhere near the block defined by Maunakea St, Nuuanu Ave, Pauahi St, and Hotel St to find a cluster of Chinatown lei makers expert in their craft. A wondrous variety of gorgeous blossoms, fragile flowers, intricate lei-making techniques, and a variety of beautiful smells hang in the glass cases in every shop. Get a haku lei woven for the head, or a masculine maile leaf lei mail ordered for your man. The lei stands each bear the name of a proprietess from old Hawaii, who has in many cases passed her skills onto her daughters: Cindy’s, Lin’s, Lita’s, Maile’s.