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|Friday Dec 9 & Saturday Dec 10||Honpa Hongwanji Hilo Betsuin
Holiday Craft Fair
Many craft and specialty booths galore plus food booths.
December 9, 4:00Pm-9:00PM
December 10, 8:00AM-3:00PM
424 Kilauea Avenue, Hilo
|BJ Soriano 9616677|
|Saturday Dec 10 9:00AM-2:00PM||Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii
December Summer Craft & Collectibles Fair
Take a break from the large holiday crowds and the hustle-and-bustle of the mass shopping experience. Visit the JCCH to seek and discover vintage Japanese treasures, kimono, tea cups, jewelry, clothing, and collectible antiques. Then visit the JCCH Gallery for free admission to the Okaga Sama De exhibit, and learn about the Japanese immigration experience in Hawai`i, then shop in the JCCH Gift Shop where a purchase of $10 or more will earn you validation for free parking.
Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii
2454 Beretania Street, Honolulu
|Ken Yoshida 808.945.7633|
|Saturday Dec 10 10:00AM-3:00PM||Washington Middle School
Goodies & Grinds
The Washington Middle School Student Body Government and the Chess Team are co-sponsoring this food truck rally to raise money for the Chess Team's travel expenses.
Washington Middle School-King Street parking lot
1633 S King Street, Honolulu
|Cindy Wong 808.973.0177|
|Saturday Dec 10 5:00PM||Manoa Christmas Parade
Parade Route : 1.1 Miles
It will start at Noelani and end at Manoa Gym
Sponsored by Manoa Lions Club and Manoa Old Timers.
Neolani Elementary School
2655 Woodlawn Drive, Honolulu
|Sunday Dec 18 9:00AM-1:30PM||Rainbow Bonsai Club
2016 Annual Christmas Bonsai Fair and Exhibit
Come and enjoy the exceptional bonsai display by our club members!
Noelani Elementary School
2655 Woodlawn Drive, Honolulu
|Josephine Tyan 808.239.9681|
|Monday Dec 26 8:00AM-11:00AM||Aiea Hongwanji Mission
The event will be held in the social hall and is open to the public. Come on by and bring the family, young and old, for hands-on experience in the Japanese tradition of mochi pounding with wooden mallets. Once the mochi is pounded and made soft, it will be available for hand shaping ... and tasting.
Aiea Hongwanji Mission Hall
99-186 Puakala Street, Aiea
|Susan Morishige 808.427.2626|
|Monday Dec 26 6:00PM||International Brotherhood of Magicians
Hawaii Magic Festival
Expect lots of surprizes and audience participation at the “Hawaii Magic Festival.”
Award-winning Magic & Variety acts from around the Islands appear in the 5th Annual event. Doors open at 6pm with strolling sleight of hand performers, Stage show at 7pm. First-come seating. (Suggestion: Have dinner or a snack prior to attending. No food allowed in theater.)
Admission: $10 General / $5 Children (10 & under). Free open parking / First-come seating. Tickets& Info: 524-3738, HawaiiMagicFestival.Com
kaimuki High School Auditorium
2705 Kaimuki Ave, Honolulu
|Bryan Yoshimoto 808.542.3738|
|Sunday Jan 1, 2017 12:00AM-4:00PM||Daijingu Temple of Hawaii
New Year Hatsumode for 2017
Nu`uanu Shinto Shrine Offers New Years Celebration. NU`UANU (December 31) – About 4,000 revelers (and lots of their pets) will spend New Year's Eve observing a well-loved Japanese tradition. A Nu`uanu Shinto shrine holds one of the largest celebrations of its kind on the island.
At nightfall on December 31st, people line up outside the Daijingu Temple of Hawaii to receive a blessing from a Shinto priest, followed by the purchase of a good luck amulet to help them over the next 12 months, and a fortune written on paper. If you don’t like the fortune, you can simply tie it to a nearby stand and buy another fortune.
There is a blessing on the 31st at 10 p.m. and 11 p.m., but the bulk of the traffic arrives between midnight and 3:30 a.m.
Park at the shrine’s parking lot or on the street; additional parking available at Boy Scouts parking lot across the shrine.
Daijingu Temple of Hawaii
61 Puiwa Road, Honolulu
|Rev. Akihiro Okada 808.595.3102|
|Sunday Jan 1, 2017 12:00AM -5:00PM||Hawaii Kotohira Jinsha - Hawaii Dazaifu Tenmangu
Hatsumode 2017 - New Years Blessing
For the Japanese community, New Years is the most important of all cultural holidays when millions of people visit a shrine on New Years day.
Embrace the spirit of the Japanese here in Hawaii at Hawaii Kotohira Jinsha-Hawaii Dazaifu Tenmangu where you can be blessed for the new year, get your head bitten by a Japanese Shishi lion for good luck, be invigorated by taiko drums and partake of ozoni mochi soup.
Join us for an event that is culturally exciting and spiritually enriching. Parking with free shuttle a Damien Memorial School on Houghtailing.
Hawaii Kotohira Jinsha - Hawaii Dazaifu Tenmangu
1239 Olomea Street, Honolulu
|Bob Harada 808.841.4755|