WAILEA VILLAGE 17TH ANNUAL MOCHI POUNDING (BIG ISLAND)
WHAT: The Wailea Village Historic Preservation Community and Friends’ annual mochi pounding celebration.
WHEN/WHERE: Sunday, Dec. 28, from 8 a.m.-2 p.m.; Hwy. 19 at the 15 mile marker. Parking available at the baseball fields. Look for the MOCHI signs along the way.
HIGHLIGHTS: Local-style plate lunches for sale. New Year’s crafts, calligraphy, floral arrangements, Okinawan taiko drumming, Hawaiian entertainment, plantation stories and more.
COST: Admission is free; plate lunches available for purchase.
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Call Akiko’s Buddhist Bed & Breakfast at (808) 963-6422, email email@example.com or visit http://www.akikosbnb.com/activities/activities.
HATSUMODE 2015 — BLESSINGS FOR THE NEW YEAR
- IZUMO TAISHAKYO MISSION OF HAWAII
215 N. Kukui St. (‘A‘ala area), 538-7778Jan. 1: Midnight-5 p.m.; Jan. 2, 3 and 4: 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
O-toso sake and candies will be served. Omamori available for purchase.FREE parking available on Jan. 1 at HawaiiUSA Federal Credit Union parking garage from midnight, and at the Kukui Center, Hosoi Garden Mortuary and Borthwick Mortuary from 7 a.m.
- DAIJINGU TEMPLE OF HAWAII
61 Pu‘iwa Rd. (Nu‘uanu area), 595-3102Dec. 31, 10 p.m.: Ooharai (great purification ritual); Dec. 31, 11 p.m.: Jyoya Sai (year-end blessing); Jan. 1: Midnight-5 p.m.: New Year’s blessings.O-toso sake and candies will be served. Omamori available for purchase.
FREE parking available at Aloha Council, Boy Scouts of America and Nu‘uanu Elementary School.
- HAWAII KOTOHIRA JINSHA – HAWAII DAZAIFU TENMANGU
1239 Olomea St. (Kalihi-Palama area), 841-4755
Dec. 31, 11 p.m.: Year-end purification ritual; Jan. 1: Midnight-5 p.m.
Both O-toso sake and kagami biraki sake will be served. Omamori available for purchase.Complimentary toshikoshi soba, symbolizing long life, will be served at midnight until they run out. Complimentary bowls of ozoni (mochi soup) will be served from midnight until 2 a.m. and again from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. There will also be a shishimai lion dance, kagami biraki sake barrel (breaking the sake barrel) ceremony and taiko performances.FREE parking is available on Jan. 1 at Damien Memorial School with free shuttle service available from midnight to 2 a.m. and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.