Pomp and circumstantially snackable
By Wayne Harada
Advertiser Staff Writer
The lei also ideal as going-away omiyage combine edibles with functional keepsakes.
Wabi-Sabi, an emporium of unusual local finds at 1223 Koko Head Ave., No. 4, in Kaimuki, has opened a "lei stand" with "good fun kine lei."
Among the seasonal arrivals:
- Grant Kagimoto's Fortune Cookie Lei (pictured), a string of oversized fortune cookies containing messages of congratulations, good luck and good will. School-color bows are available. Cost: $12.
- A "Holo Holo Lei," which includes an ID tag and snack-size portions of arare (rice crackers) and li hing mui, comes with this message: "Congratulations: You Are A-Rare person who is likely to Suck-Seed." Cost: $9.
- A Lei-nard, a lanyard for keys or ID cards, accompanied by arare and li hing mui, with the same punny greeting. Cost: $8. Call 734-3693.