Shopping season is officially over. But we think you’ll want to keep going when you see what’s at the Museum Shop. Great new items are coming in all the time, and they’ve got fun seasonal treats too—like Fukubukuro bags!
Mystery New Year gifts—Japan style
It’s Fukubukuro time! Celebrate a Japanese New Year’s Day tradition by purchasing a happy grab bag. Ranging in price from $25 to $70, these bags are filled with an assortment of mystery items worth double the sales price!
Do you remember how great Art Deco Hawai‘i was? No? Did you miss it? For you die-hard museum fans, these catalogs are a perfect way to continue appreciating our incredible exhibitions long after they’ve closed their doors. In addition to the Art Deco Hawai‘i catalog, the shop has publications of other past favorites such as Georgia O’Keeffe and Ansel Adams: The Hawai‘i Pictures and Hawaiian Modern: The Architecture of Vladimir Ossipoff.
Available now in the museum shop are a selection of Ni‘ihau shell necklaces by Gale Sagucio of JJ Ohana in Hanapepe. These highly prized shells are found only along the coast of Ni’ihau, located off the west coast of Kaua’i. The three species most often used as jewelry are momi, kahelelani, and laiki. Pictured below are two of the finest examples of these works: One made with Kahelelani shells ($3,600), the other, longer one made with Momi and Kahelelani shells ($2,400). Necklaces start at $100, and come with a certificate of authenticity.