Kalihi (HawaiiNewsNow) - With a new school year set to kick into high gear, students are hoping for a little help to get good grades. Children received a special Japanese blessing from a priest at the Hawaii Kotohira Jinsha on Sunday. They also had a chance to hopefully ring in a healthy and happy school year.
"We're opening up our shrine for people to come here and offer a venue for making offerings and praying for success. That's what we're doing," said Shinken Naito of the Hawaii Kotohira Jinsha.
The children had an opportunity to pick up some items for good luck. Cool treats were also offered to help them beat the heat.