Like I said, I couldn’t escape Hawaii in Kamakura. Not only was there a shop completely decked out in Hawaiian flair, it sold Hawaiian products and gifts from the Islands. It was like walking into an upscale ABC Store in Waikiki and not a small corner shop in Kamakura.
A few blocks away, I found two more brands that are popular in Hawaii – Kua’aina and Honolua. It’s amazing how the Japanese have embraced us from across the Pacific. I suppose this just shows us how much the Japanese enjoy Hawaii and that our connection with Asia is very strong.