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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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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...
Drawing featuring Dennis Fujitake as a comic

8•0•8

8•0•8 By Dennis Fujitake
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Culture4Kids!

CULTURE 4KIDS! By Carolyn Kubota Morinishi and Marian Kurasaki Kubota
The mochi-shaping crew takes a break to pose for a group shot. (Photo courtesy Akiko’s B&B)

Community Focus – Wailea Village Mochi Pounding Set for Dec. 28

Hawai‘i Island’s much-anticipated Wailea Village Mochi Pounding will be held on Saturday, Dec. 28, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Akiko’s Buddhist B&B in Hakalau (15 mile marker) along the Hämäkua Coast. The community mochi pounding that attracts residents and visitors alike is in its 22nd year. A short film on the event by....
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Generation Gap

GENERATION GAP by Jon J. Murakami
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Bamboo Ridge – The Forgotten Flea Powder

Philip K. Ige From Bamboo Ridge Press, Issue One Two blocks past Johnson’s Five and Ten in the town of Kaimuki, Satoshi Ikehara, standing in the rear of a jam-packed Honolulu bus, woke up from his stupor with a start, looked outside, and nudged his little brother who stood beside him. “Hey, Yuki, we pass....

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