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Free 'Year of the Tiger' family festival to be held this Sunday at the Japanese Cultural Center

A Japanese girl, wearing a headband bearing words, "Victory," manages a large brush for her New Year's calligraphy at the Budokan Hall in Tokyo, Japan, Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2010. Some 3,500 people from all over the country demonstrated their brush writing skills in the annual contest, writing such words like "The Year of the Tiger" and "Beautiful Characters."
(AP Photo/Itsuo Inouye)

The Japanese Cultural Center will hold its annual New Year’s 'Ohana Festival in celebration of the  Year of the Tiger. All are welcome to join the festivities: eat, mingle, peruse a craft fair, and enjoy free entertainment.

Fasten your seat belts, the Year of the Tiger is predicted to be a bumpy ride! Astrologers are forecasting high drama, wild economic mood swings, and even wars to break out! On the bright side, it is also said to be a year of great courage, career opportunities, and travel.

Soon, many local families will begin vigorously cleaning and placing tiger figurines in their homes to appease and welcome the tiger year. While some may dismiss this as superstition, most agree it’s probably better to be safe than sorry…Especially after this past year, the Year of the Ox, which was an especially trying time for many.

The Year of the Tiger begins on Valentine’s Day (Feb. 14), which is befitting of the Tiger, who is as much a notorious lover as he is a fighter. For more on what this year has in store for you visit:

New Year’s 'Ohana Festival
Sunday, January 10th
10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai'i
& Mo'ili'ili Field
(across the street)
2454 South Beretania Street
Honolulu, HI 96826
(808) 945-7633


  • djchall 5 years ago

    sounds like fun!

  • kaseyc 5 years ago

    Sounds like a great event! Thanks for the link to what the year of the Tiger means - it's my year, so I am particularly intrigued.

  • .tiff 5 years ago

    All the war and drama aside, I hope the courage and travel bit about the new year is true! I'm hopin' to get some courageous travel on this year. *crosses fingers*

  • Nadia 5 years ago

    I will dust off my figurines in order to begin appeasing the tiger. Thank you for the lovely description and astrological insights. Have a wonderful new year!!!

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