Hatsumode 2017 – Blessings For The New Year

Hatsumode 2017 – Blessings For The New Year

Photo of New Year blessings at Hawaii Kotohira Jinsha – Hawaii Dazaifu Tenmangu. (Courtesy photo)

• IZUMO TAISHAKYO MISSION OF HAWAII

215 N. Kukui St. (‘A‘ala area), 538-7778

Jan. 1: Midnight-5 p.m.; Jan. 2 and 3: 7:30 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 parking garage and at Hosoi Garden Mortuary and Borthwick Mortuary from midnight. Parking is also available at the Kukui Center from 7:30 a.m.

• DAIJINGU TEMPLE OF HAWAII

61 Pu‘iwa Rd. (Nu‘uanu area), 595-3102

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.

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 3 a.m. and 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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