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Home recycling

A pair of Genshiro Kawamoto’s former Kahala properties have yielded a rich assortment of reusable building materials

By Steven Mark

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Jan 07, 2014

~~<p>Japanese magnate Gen&shy;shiro Kawa&shy;moto didn't leave a very good impression on his former neighbors in Kahala, but at least his properties won't be making a deep impression on Oahu's landfill.</p>
<p>Two of Kawamoto's former properties, one of which is believed to have been his Hawaii residence, have been deconstructed by the nonprofit Re-use Hawai&lsquo;i, which has salvaged lumber, light fixtures and other items to put on sale at its Kaka&shy;ako warehouse. And although many items have been sold off already, there should be plenty of solid building materials left.</p>
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Japanese magnate Gen­shiro Kawa­moto didn't leave a very good impression on his former neighbors in Kahala, but at least his properties won't be making a deep impression on Oahu's landfill.

Two of Kawamoto's former properties, one of which is believed to have been his Hawaii residence, have been deconstructed by the nonprofit Re-use Hawai‘i, which has salvaged lumber, light fixtures and other items to put on sale at its Kaka­ako warehouse. And although many items have been sold off already, there should be plenty of solid building materials left. Login for more...



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