I took a walk on my lunch hour today to Hauoli Street to check out the Ohta Wafer Factory. I had a nice chat with Cathy Ohta and found out that the factory's been around for 68 years. When I was very little I spent a lot of time at my grandparent's plumbing shop on Liliha Street. Right next door to the shop was a senbei store called Uruu Senbei. I used to love to watch the owner make his senbei one by one. I remember being so surprised at how the fortune cookies were shaped while they were still hot. Being in Cathy's store today brought back this cherished and long-forgotten memory.
I asked Cathy if this machine still worked and she said yes, and explained that it was the package- sealing machine.
Surf Report 06-19-2013 - Waves: 1 - 2 feet Wind: Trades Happy Hump Day!!!! Mean Dean! Yeah Ryan! Kevin Smiles taking us to school - again! Our friendly neighborhood monk seal - Ariel
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