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December 21, 2018 Columnists

People waited for their New Year blessings at Hawaii Kotohira Kinsha - Hawaii Dazaifu Tenmangu. (Courtesy photo)

Hatsumode 2019 – Blessings for the New Year | Hawaii Kotohira Jinsha – Hawaii...

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...
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Generation Gap

GENERATION GAP by Jon J. Murakami
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Dialogue – Make Your Holiday Parties Really Count

DIALOGUE BY Karleen Chinen Commentary Many years ago, I met a kind-hearted man named Brett Schlemmer who worked for the Hawai‘i Foodbank. I think he worked in donor relations, although I don’t remember his title. Something he said during an orientation session on the Hawaii Foodbank impacted me profoundly. Sad as it is, Brett said,....
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Hatsumode 2019 – Blessings for the New Year | Izumo Taishakyo Mission of Hawaii...

Jan. 1: midnight-5 p.m.; Jan. 2 and 3: 7 a.m.-5 p.m. Blessed sake and candies will be served. Omamori and ofuda (amulet) available for purchase. Free parking available on Jan. 1 at HawaiiUSA Federal Credit Union...
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Annual Mochi Pounding in Wailea Village

WHO/WHAT: Akiko’s Buddhist Bed & Breakfast will celebrate its 21st annual mochi pounding with special gratitude for having survived Hurricane Lane earlier this year. Thanks to the TLC of many generous hands, repairs to...
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CULTURE 4KIDS! By Carolyn Kubota Morinishi and Marian Kurasaki Kubota To learn how you can create this issue’s craft or featured activity, please click below to subscribe to our online subscription or complete and submit a form here to subscribe to our print edition.
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Estate Planning Insights – Wrapping Up Your Estate Plan

ESTATE PLANNING INSIGHTS By Ethan R. Okura Happy Holidays! This is the time of the year when we make an extra effort to be thankful for all that we have. We focus on the spirit of giving and we wrap up presents for our family and loved ones. This thought made me chuckle a little....
Historical Fiction by Michael G. Malaghan

Historical Fiction – “Picture Bride, A Family Saga”

HISTORICAL FICTION BY Michael G. Malaghan Chapter 143 Haru sat in the tiny waiting room of the Queen’s Hospital, mindlessly twirling her wedding ring around her finger. Watermarks from exposed overhead pipes hugging the ceiling tear-dropped the faded mustard-colored walls. A lethargic overhead fan swished the antiseptic-infused air as ‘ukulele music from KGU’s “Hawaiian Hour”....
Comic Shushin, December 21, 2018 Issue


Bishop Ryokan Ara Tendai Mission of Hawaii Ato no hito ga saki ni naru Saki no hito ga ato ni naru Dakara, jinsei wa omoshiroi. Life is interesting because the last person come in first, and the first...

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