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Opening of Hawaii’s first Daiso in Pearl City draws hundreds

  • Video by Dennis Oda and Kristen Consillio / doda@staradvertiser and kconsillio@staradvertiser.com

    Hawaii shoppers lined up Wednesday for the opening of Hawaii's first Daiso store at the Pearl City Shopping Center.

  • DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARADVERTISER.COM

    People waited in long lines Wednesday for the grand opening of Daiso, a popular Japanese discount retailer. The first of at least a half dozen planned stores is located in the Pearl City Shopping Center, 850 Kamehameha Highway. Shoppers were let into the store in small groups.

  • DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Derek Kurisu took a selfie with Wendy Akau, Lisa Okahashi, Laura Lacaden and Tracy Caires as they waited in line Wednesday to shop at Hawaii’s first Daiso, a popular Japanese discount retailer, at the Pearl City Shopping Center.

  • DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARADVERTISER.COM

    People waited for the blockbuster opening Wednesday of Hawaii’s first Daiso, a popular Japanese discount retailer, at the Pearl City Shopping Center.

  • DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARADVERTISER.COM

    This line goes to the front of the Pearl City Shopping Center and continues right to the other side of the shopping center where Daiso is located at. Pictured is the line in back around the parking lot.

Several hundred people lined up this morning to be the first shoppers at Daiso’s first Hawaii store at the Pearl City Shopping Center. Read more

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