WHO/WHAT: Traditional Japanese New Year’s blessings will be given at Izumo Taishakyo Mission of Hawaii beginning at midnight, New Year’s Eve. Everyone is welcomed to visit the shrine to express gratitude for the blessings of the past and to receive blessings for good health and well-being for their families and businesses in the new year. New ofuda (talisman) and omamori (amulet) for the blessing and protection of businesses, home and individuals will be available for purchase. New Year’s blessings will be provided to all who visit the shrine.
WHEN/WHERE: Jan 1, 2018: 12 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Jan 2 and 3, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Izumo Taishakyo Mission of Hawaii (215 N. Kukui St.). For more information, call (808) 538-7778.
COST: Free admission.