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Chinatown Lei Shops


Maunakea St & Pauahi St
Honolulu, HI 96817
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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.

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