i saw a little boy in the market months ago who had on the most adorable pair of rain boots. simple and not so tall - i had to ask his mom where they came from. her answer "hawaii."
that, i was not expecting. but i assumed that hawaii gets a lot of imports from japan, so i narrowed my search and went straight to ebay. and look what i found. and they arrived and they are brand new!
oooh, i can't wait for the first puddles!