Richard Tajiri's Memorial Video
Laau Kalikimaka, tribute to Richard
Big Mahalo to "Davelynn Shimabukuro" from SEN Music Studio for dedicating this beautiful Christmas song to Richard.
Special Mahalo to Mr. Hunter from Hunter Christmas Tree Farm, Mr. & Mrs. Shinseki and our Christmas Ohana for helping us make this video.
Christmas Hawaii was started by Richard Tajiri and his venturous friends in 1976. They brought in two 20' containers and sold them mostly to hotels and other commercial establishments.
While Richard's friends found the tree business not profitable enough for the amount of extremely hard work, Richard found the challenge fun; traveling to the mainland, meeting new people and bringing the best quality trees to Hawaii.
In 1983, he married Paula. Together they incorporated the business as FMR (Fast Moving Richard) Sales and expanded the business to become a major Christmas tree retailer on Oahu. Since then, the container counts have been growing each year and they have become the biggest single owner retailer of Christmas trees in Hawaii.
During these years, Richard Tajiri has introduced revolutionary new ideas and inventions such as “Stand Straight pin stands”, “Tree IV”, as well as bringing in a wider variety of tree species like Fraser firs, Colorado Spruce, Nordmans and more to Hawaii. He also created ‘Tip Flocking’, which is a specialized technique that makes green trees look like real snow-covered trees.
Richard spends hundreds of hours visiting various farms in Oregon and Washington throughout the year checking and tagging his trees. He even helps farmers prune their trees so that they can grow the best quality trees to take to Hawaii.
Richard Tajiri is now known as one of the most knowledgeable retailers within the Christmas Tree industry, and is lovingly known as the "Godfather of Christmas Trees" and/or "Mr. Christmas" in Hawaii.
Sadly, he passed away right after his 78th birthday in 2020. His wife Paula and daughter Ami continue his legacy, and intend to celebrate the 50 year anniversary of the business under his name with the help of their loyal employees.
FRESHEST TREES ON THE ISLAND
We truly have the biggest and freshest selection of trees on Oahu
We take pride in bringing the island a selection of hand-picked Christmas trees from the beautiful Pacific NorthWest each and every year.
Have you ever dreamed of your tree covered in snow? We've got you covered!
Richard has used trial and error over the years to create his own special blend of flock that is not only biodegradable and eco-friendly, but is child and pet friendly too! Not to mention his flocking is the most beautiful and realistic, making you forget that you are in Hawaii! In addition to traditional white flock, we offer a variety of color so you can rep your favorite sports team, or have the pink tree of your childhood dreams. And to give it an extra sparkle, we offer opalina. **Pre-flock trees are available from 11/20(for 2022) up to 8' trees and Custom flock is available for trees 8' and taller while supply last.**
You Order > We Customize > We Deliver!
Delivery services are available to most of the areas of the island of Oahu.
WREATHS, GARLANDS, STANDS, AND MORE!
We're not just about trees, we have everything else to make your Christmas the best one yet!
From fresh wreaths, to stands, to tree supplements and removal bags, we have everything you need to keep your tree healthy and green all season long!
From August 1 to January 31
From January 31 to October 31
FMR Sales, Inc. dba Christmas Hawaii
Portland, OR 97280
From November 1 to January 31
FMR Sales, Inc. dba Christmas Hawaii
PO Box 12227
Honolulu, HI 96828