WHO/WHAT: Daijingu Temple of Hawaii will hold its traditional Shinto New Year’s blessings for both humans and their pets. After the blessing, attendees can purchase good luck omamori (amulet) to help them through the next 12 months and a fortune written on paper. If you don’t like the fortune, you can tie the paper to a nearby stand and buy another fortune.

If you are unable to attend the Dec. 31 or Jan. 1 public blessings, you can also make appointments for individual New Year blessings for yourself and/or your family. Call the Rev. Akira Okada at (808) 595-3102 for appointments.

WHEN/WHERE: Daijingu Temple of Hawaii (61 Püiwa Rd.) in Nu‘uanu with blessings at 10 p.m. and 11 p.m. on New Year’s Eve and beginning again at midnight continuing through 4 p.m. on New Year’s Day, Jan. 1, 2018.

COST: The blessings are open free of charge to the public. Donations are welcome and appreciated. Parking is available at the shrine’s parking lot or on the street; additional parking is available in the Boy Scouts parking lot across the street from the shrine. For more information, call (808) 595-3102.


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