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