Flyer for Shinnenkai 2020 at Natsunoya Tea House on Sunday, January 26, 2020

Bulletin Board – MIS Veterans Education Society of Hawaii Shinnen Enkai

WHO/WHAT: The MIS Veterans Education Society of Hawaii will hold its annual shinnen enkai (New Year’s luncheon). The program will include the installation of the organization’s 2020 officers and board members, entertainment and a...
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Bulletin Board – Geijutsu Performance

WHO/WHAT: The Hawaii United Okinawa Association and the Okinawa Prefectural Government’s Department of Education Folk ArtS Department presents “Geijutsu Performance.” Sixteen students from various parts of Okinawa will perform traditional Okinawan music and dance....
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UJSH: 61st Annual Shinnen Enkai

WHO/WHAT: The United Japanese Society of Hawaii will hold its 61st annual shinnen enkai (New Year’s banquet). UJSH will recognize the recipients of the 2019 imperial decorations by the government of Japan — Dr. Robert...
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New Year’s Ohana Festival

WHO/WHAT: The Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai‘i celebrates the “Year of the Rat” with its annual New Year’s ‘Ohana Festival, the state’s largest festival celebrating Japanese New Year’s traditions. Enjoy delicious food and a...
Book cover with title 'Kona Winds' by Scott Kikkows

“Kona Winds” Book Launch

WHO/WHAT: Bamboo Ridge Press presents a book launch of  “Kona Winds,” the debut novel by Japanese American author Scott Kikkawa. This noir murder mystery is set in Honolulu in 1953, when Hawai‘i was evolving...
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Community Mochi-Tsuki & More

WHO/WHAT: The Higashi Hongwanji Mission of Hawaii presents its Community Mochi-tsuki (mochi-pounding) event. Cultural activities for the whole family include: mochi-making, origami, cooking demos, kokedama (decorative moss balls) making and sumi-e (brush art). WHEN/WHERE: Sunday,...
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Hatsumode 2020 – Blessings for the New Year

DAIJINGU TEMPLE OF HAWAII (61 Pu‘iwa Rd. in Nu‘uanu) Dec. 31, 10 p.m.: Ooharai (great purification ritual); Dec. 31, 11 p.m.: Jyoya Sai (Year-end blessing); Jan. 1, midnight-4 p.m.: New Year’s blessings: Jan. 1, 2...
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Hawaii Kotohira Jinsha

Hawaii Dazaifu Tenmangu (1239 Olomea St. in the Kalihi-Palama area), 841-4755 Dec. 31, 11 p.m.: Year-end purification ritual; Jan. 1, midnight-4 p.m.: New Year’s blessings Both O-toso and kagami biraki sake will be served. Omamori available...
Entrance of Izumo Taishakyo Mission of Hawaii for this year's New Year's blessings

Izumo Taishakyo Mission of Hawaii

215 N. Kukui St. in the ‘A‘ala area, 538-7778 Jan. 1, midnight-5 p.m.: New Year’s blessings. Both blessed sake and candies will be served. Omamori and ofuda (amulet) available for purchase. FREE parking available at HawaiiUSA...
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BODHI Day Service

WHO/WHAT: The Hawaii Buddhist Council will celebrate the attainment of perfect awakening by Shakyamuni Buddha some 2,500 years ago. Guest speaker Dr. Manulani Aluli Meyer will present a talk entitled, “Ho‘oulu: This Time of...

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