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Oshogatsu: Starting Your Brand Spankin’ New Year Japanese Style

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Chief Priest Masahiko Takizawa, of Hawai'i Kotohira Jinsha, Hawai'i Dazaifu Tenmangu, 1239 Olomea Street, just off Houghtailing along the H-1 in Kalihi .
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Bishop Daiya Amano of Izumo Taishakyo Mission of Hawai'i

In Japan, Oshogatsu, the new  year celebration, is the biggest holiday of the year.  All but the most essential business operations shut down for at least three days, while people eat special foods with family and friends, and visit their local Shinto shrine seeking blessings for the year ahead.  Many in Hawai’i, not necessarily Japanese, follow these customs too.  HPR’s Noe Tanigawa reports.    

Izumo Taishakyo Mission of Hawai’i

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Hawaii Kotohira Jinsha - Hawaii Dazaifu Tenmangu

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Noe Tanigawa covers art, culture and ideas for Hawaiʻi Public Radio.
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