Tajiri family continues tradition of selling Christmas trees
By Craig T. Kojima |
November 29, 2020
| Updated on November 29, 2020 at 1:26 am
Buying trees from Richard Tajiri’s Christmas Hawaii has been a local tradition since 1976. Tajiri died in January at age 78, and now his wife, Paula, and daughter Ami are running the show. The family will host a celebration of life for Tajiri from 3 to 6 p.m. on Dec. 13 at their location at 1110 University Ave.
Ryan Goodwin carries a tree to a customer’s waiting car.
Nick and Pattie Nichols watched as Chance Kamaka tied their tree to the top of their SUV on Friday.
Ami Tajiri looks over a pink flocked Christmas tree on Saturday.
Jacqueline Pahia, middle, of Richard Tajiri’s Christmas Hawaii, and Carol Cook, and Juliana Chaive, of Nico’s Restaurant, look over trees.