WELCOME to Hawaii Kotohira Jinsha-Hawaii Dazaifu Tenmangu, a Shinto shrine established in 1920 in Honolulu to preserve and perpetuate Shinto traditions in Hawaii and engage in cultural celebrations that acknowledge the divine in all of creation, and venerate our ancestral spirits.
Our two main shrines are Kotohiragu of Kagawa-ken, also known as Konpira-san and Dazaifu Tenmangu of Fukuoka-ken or Tenjin-san . There are also five other shrines represented in Hawaii at the same site: Otaki Jinja of Otake City in Hiroshima, Shirasaki Hachimangu of Yamaguchi-ken, Suitengu of Kurume City in Fukuoka, Watatsumi Jinja of Tokushima and Inari Jinja of Kyoto.
Join us in celebrating the traditions and legacy of a rich and inspiring past.
Blessing students with prayers for safety, scholastic achievement and personal growth throughout the coming year.
All students, teachers and other school personnel are invited to receive a special blessing on Sunday, August 6 at Hawaii Kotohira Jinsha – Hawaii Dazaifu Tenmangu, 1239 Olomea Street, for our annual Back-To-School Blessing for the safety, scholastic achievement and personal growth of all students throughout the coming school year.
The Rev. Masa Takizawa and his assistants will bestow individual blessings, seeped in ancient tradition from 10 am to 2:00 pm.
No reservations required. Event is free and open to the public.