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.
Sagicho is an ancient ceremony originating in the 11th century to express appreciation to and purify by burning old omamori and ofuda. Sagicho will be held on Sunday, January 15, 2017 from 1:00 pm in front of the shrine. The public is welcome to participate in the event which will be followed by the monthly Tsukinami-sai service. Volunteers painstakingly remove the plastic covering and metal ornaments from the omamori to prevent toxic fumes from harming the environment. As such, we would appreciate your mailing or depositing all old omamori and ofuda in the specially marked box beside the shrine by January 5, 2017. Kadomatsu and dolls and not accepted. Please discard Kadomatsu, Saiwaigami papers and other decorations by placing it in a bag, sprinkle Hawaiian salt or any table salt and discarding it with your regular trash.