Maui and Hawaii Wildfires

The Daijingu Temple of Hawaii would like to send our deepest sincere condolences to the survivors and families of the wildfires that devastated the County of Maui and the Big Island, especially to the city of Lahaina in Maui for losing their loved ones, homes, communities, and friends.

Any monetary donations would be greatly appreciated, if you have a special expertise, you can also donate your personal time and skills through the following:

Hawaii Community Foundation – Maui Strong Fund
Maui Food Bank
Hawaii Salvation Army
Maui United Way
Maui Humane Society
Red Cross (Hawaii Wildfires fund)
Lahaina_Ohana_Venmo (adopt a family)

Maui Disaster Response and Recovery
Hui No Ke Ola Pono

Malama I Ke Ola Health Center 

Hawaii Medical Association

Hawaii State Teachers Association


Reverend Akihiro Okada
Daijingu temple of Hawaii

2023 New Years Day Ceremony grounds map

Here is a layout of the grounds map for the 2023 New Years Day Ceremony. There will be no changes to the flow of people entering the blessing area, though there will be changes to order pickups, eliminating the long omamori line. 

All orders will still be processed in the basement. People who are waiting for their orders will be waiting outside the basement and only enter when their number or name has been called. All order pickup and payment will be in the basement, everyone will enter the mauka (mountain side) door and exit the makai (ocean side) door. Signs will be posted.

There should be no lines waiting for orders.

All manual/paper orders will be entered into our system by a volunteer. 

We are looking for volunteers for our 2023 New Year’s Day Blessing Ceremony.

The new year’s day ceremony of 2021 into 2022 was a great success! We had a lot of awesome volunteers!

2022 Volunteers

During this new year’s eve and day we need your help!

Start your New Years 2023 by helping us and meeting new people at the Daijingu Temple of Hawaii. We are currently searching for lots of volunteers to help fill some fun and exciting roles. Some of the volunteer responsibilities are helping with the Omamori packaging, sorting and distribution.

If you are interested in volunteering, please complete our contact form and check on “I would like to Volunteer at the Daijingu Temple for New Years 2023.” Someone will be contacting you about your participation.

We are also looking for a volunteer photographer that could help during the ceremony, your photos will be uploaded to our website.


Dispose your old omamori

Don’t forget to bring in your old omamori to be discarded and burned. A trash bin will be available to dispose all your old omamori. Please separate the metal from any products since metal cannot be burned. Mahalo.


NEW! Year of the Tiger T-Shirt Design

Get your limited time offer T-shirt design, a Daijingu Temple Hawaii original “Year of the Tiger” for 2022.  Designed by a local artist and printed locally here on island. This T-Shirt comes in ash and white colors with a purple or black print. We will have a limited amount of shirts and are taking pre-orders so order soon. Mahalo!

Order here