The Izumo Taishakyo Mission of Hawaii celebrated its milestone 110th anniversary with a two-day celebration.

The annual Omatsuri (Autumn Festival) was held at the shrine on Oct. 9. Superintendent Nagahiko Senge of the Izumo Taishakyo headquarters in Shimane, Japan, officiated at the event.

In keeping with Izumo Taisha tradition, church and community leaders set aside a day during the autumn harvest season to express gratitude to the kami (gods) for their guidance in matters relating to our country, state, city, organizations and personal needs and to ask Kami for continued blessings in the future.

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