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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Saturday, June 5, 2010

Temple offering blessings for pets

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Advertiser Staff

The Rev. Masa Takizawa will lead the sixth annual pet blessing tomorrow at Hawaii Kotohira Jinsha-Hawaii Dazaifu Tenmangu.

Leashed or caged pets and their owners of all faiths are invited to attend anytime between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. for a free blessing.

Also offered will be "Pet Shave Ice" to help cool off our furry friends in the summer heat.

The temple is located at 1239 Olomea St., off Houghtailing Street, next to Honolulu Ford. Parking is available on the street and in the shrine's "barking lot."


A free concert by internationally acclaimed young organist Christopher Houlihan will be offered by the local chapter of the American Guild of Organists at 7 p.m. Friday at Central Union Church.

He will perform the works of Sowerby, Bach, Mozart, Widor, Vierne and one of his own arrangements.

At age 15, Christopher won first prize in the high school division of the Albert Schweitzer National Organ Competition. He has also twice won the Charlotte Hoyt Bagnall Scholarship for Church Musicians, and at Trinity College in Connecticut was the first recipient of the John Rose Organ Scholarship.

A calabash offering will be taken. For information, call 721-3468.


The Windward Choral Society will perform its second annual spring concert next Saturday at Windward United Church of Christ, 38 Kāne'ohe Bay Drive.

During the concert, slated for 7 to 8:30 p.m., the 70-voice Windward group will perform folk songs from around the world, including a full orchestral version of Sesame Street's tune, "Rubber Ducky."

The concert is free but donations will be accepted. For additional information, call 254-5717,