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Fun for the whole family

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26th Annual New Years Ohana Festival

Celebrate the Year of the Boar with the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai‘i at the 26th Annual New Year’s ‘Ohana Festival!

Enjoy entertainment, food booths, keiki games, kimono dressing, craft fair, cultural demonstrations, and much more! Celebrate 2019 at the New Year’s ‘Ohana Festival! Admission to the festival is free and open to the public. Free parking will be available at the UH parking structure with complimentary shuttle service to and from the festival.


Here are some of the exciting activities for 2019!

  • Shinto Shrines & Tea Ceremony

    Shinto Shrines
    & Tea Ceremony

    at the Cultural Center

  • Little League

    Coach Gerald Oda & the
    Honolulu Little League Team


  • Nippon Golden Network & Vacations Hawaii

    Nippon Golden Network
    & Vacations Hawaii

    at the Cultural Center

  • Kids Participating in Kimono Dressing

    New Year’s
    Kimono Dressing

    at the Cultural Center

  • Mochitsuki Demonstration

    Traditional Mochitsuki

    at Mō‘ili‘ili Field

  • Cherry Blossom Festival Opening Ceremony

    Cherry Blossom Festival
    Opening Ceremony

    at the Cultural Center

Event Schedules

The listing below will give you a taste of what we have planned. Please check back as we are posting updates here. List subject to change.

Cultural Tables and Exhibitors

Japanese Calligraphy
Consulate General of Japan
Daijingu Temple of Hawai‘i
Department of Environmental Services
Farrington High School Go Club
Hawaii Japanese School
Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation
Hawai‘i Kotohira Jinsha – Hawai‘i Dazaifu Tenmangu
Izumo Taishakyo Mission of Hawai‘i
Nihon Shishu
Red Cross Hawaii


The Cultural Center features a Community
and Historical Gallery, Resource Center,
Kenshikan martial arts dōjō, Seikōan Japanese
teahouse and Gift Shop.



2454 South Beretania Street
Honolulu, Hawaii 96826
(808) 945-7633

Festival Maps

Navigate the festival grounds and plan your day of fun.

Full Map Image

Map of the
whole festival area

A complete overview of the festival grounds.
The Cultural Center street & upper levels
and Mō‘ili‘ili Field

View Full Map


Mahalo to our Sponsors whose generosity makes it possible to host this event.