“I saw this beautiful muumuu right here, and I’m like, ooh, a mini one, because you know it’s always fun finding a shorter one,” Hiramoto told Khon2, a local television station. Then, in the thrift shop, she looked at the Liberty House tag attached and was shocked at what was on it.
“Kamei” was handwritten on the label. There aren’t many people who had that surname in the area, but Hiramoto knew of one person – her muumuu-loving great-grandmother. She started to wonder if the dress had belonged to her once upon a time.
“When I looked at the tag, it said Liberty House, then it also had handwritten on it ‘Kamei,’ and it blew my mind,” said Hiramoto. She immediately bought the dress and went home with it. She simply had to find out if her suspicions were true.