Tagami at C.S. Wo
Born out of the entrepreneurial spirit of the early 1900s, Ching Sing Wo opened his general merchandise store on North King Street in Honolulu, Hawaii in 1909. As Hawaii grew and prospered, so did the C. S. Wo general store. By 1942, the store became a furniture store. At the same time, Ching Sing Wo's sons: Bob, Jim, and Bill joined the thriving family business and the company was renamed C. S. Wo & Sons.
For the next three decades, the business grew. By the early 1980s, a third generation joined the company. Robert Wo's sons, Bub, Wendell, Mike, Ben, and Scott brought their own ideas and knowledge to the business, and now C. S. Wo & Sons continues to provide products and design services to Honolulu's public.
With every generation the Wo family has also kept up the tradition of supporting nonprofit organizations throughout the community. New store openings and special in-store events customarily benefit local artists, arts, and human service institutions. Family members also offer their personal time and business expertise serving on various community boards. On Sunday 22 May 2011 there is such an event featuring renowned painters, Hiroshi Tagami & Michael Powell; and designer, Amos Kotomori, open to the public. For more information (808) 543-5388. The showroom is located at 702 South Beretania Street. We'll be posting more from CS Wo & Sons' celebration of The Year of the Rabbit!
For more the entire video visit http://www.pacificnetwork.tv/watch/hawaii-artist-hiroshi-tagami