A lovely stop for a day on the North Shore!
As I drove through Haleʻiwa Town, I decided to try a new spot that has dining outside! The girls there recommended avocado toast because it is avocado season! Who else loves the creamy avocados that we have in Hawaiʻi?
I adore the Haleʻiwa Main Street Restoration that has provided for the continued historical preservation of the area. The North Shore Chamber of Commerce and Hawaiʻi Tourism installed plaques on the historic buildings to showcase the stories and people of times past.
K. Nishimura Tailor (North Building) 1914
Three generations of Nishimuras lived on this property. Keitaro Nishimura emigrated to Hawaiʻi from Kumamoto, Japan, in 1899, and together with his wife, Tojiu, established K. Nishimura Tailor in this building in 1915. Their son, Sam, joined his parents in the tailor shop in 1925. Sam married Hisae Matsumoto, who assisted Sam and his ather in the business while raising their six children. Prior to World War II, Sam signed a bank note for a loan to participate in a campaign to buy trucks for the Red Cross in Japan. Under a false suspicion that the loan was to purchase trucks for the Japanese military, he was investigated in April 1942 and later interned at the Honouliuli Internment Camp until January 1944. After the war, he returned to his home and tailoring business, where he remained until his death in February 1977.