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Annual New Year’s Blessings

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Hawaii Izumo Taisha hosts annual New Year’s Blessings. Thousands of Island families expected for Japanese tradition on New Year’s Day. Bishop Daiya Amano, of Hawaii Izumo Taisha, was busy with the blessing.
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Hawaii Izumo Taisha hosts annual New Year’s Blessings. Thousands of Island families expected for Japanese tradition on New Year’s Day. Bishop Daiya Amano, of Hawaii Izumo Taisha, was holding some aomori for blessing in the temple.
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Hawaii Izumo Taisha hosts annual New Year’s Blessings. Thousands of Island families expected for Japanese tradition on New Year’s Day. Matsumoto, Shinichi, and Motoko Matsumoto bow their heads with kids, Kenneth and Hannah. The Matsumoto's are from HIlo, on the Big Island.
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Hawaii Izumo Taisha hosts annual New Year’s Blessings. Thousands of Island families expected for Japanese tradition on New Year’s Day. Matsumoto, Naohiro and Miho Fujitani attend blessing.
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Fireworks for New Years Eve at Honolulu Harbor.
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Hawaii Izumo Taisha hosts annual New Year’s Blessings. Thousands of Island families expected for Japanese tradition on New Year’s Day. Packers, with owner, Chaunce Lovett, attend blessing.
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Hawaii Izumo Taisha hosts annual New Year’s Blessings. Thousands of Island families expected for Japanese tradition on New Year’s Day. Chaunce Lovett, washes his dog's paws before going to temple for blessing.
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Hawaii Izumo Taisha hosts annual New Year’s Blessings. Thousands of Island families expected for Japanese tradition on New Year’s Day.
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Hawaii Izumo Taisha hosts annual New Year’s Blessings. Thousands of Island families expected for Japanese tradition on New Year’s Day.
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Hawaii Izumo Taisha hosts annual New Year’s Blessings. Thousands of Island families expected for Japanese tradition on New Year’s Day. Yukio Yoshimito, right, blesses visitors in a short ceremony on steps of the temple.
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Hawaii Izumo Taisha hosts annual New Year’s Blessings. Thousands of Island families expected for Japanese tradition on New Year’s Day.
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Hawaii Izumo Taisha hosts annual New Year’s Blessings. Thousands of Island families expected for Japanese tradition on New Year’s Day. Shinichi, and Motoko Matsumoto with their kids, Kenneth and Hannah pick out some aomori. The Matsumoto's are from Hilo, on the Big Island.