Chinowa Blessing bestowed upon pets and their ownersUPDATED 7:10 PM HST Jun 01, 2014Video Transcript
Harbor near the aquarium. Hundreds of pets and their owners walked through the Ring of Renewal today at the Hawaii Kotohira Jinsha. NAT 42:57 BELLS RING FOR BLESSING The church held its 9th annual Chinowa Blessing -- open to people of all faiths. The ancient Japanese ritual happens twice a year promoting spiritual renewal but here in Hawaii the church organizes a day simply for pets. Bob 46:31 "THE PETS HAVE BECOME LIKE SECOND CHILDREN, COMPANIONS IN LIFE SO IF YOU NOTICE ALL OF THEM ARE VERY CLOSE AND BONDED TO THEIR PETS. AND THAT'S IT YOU KNOW. ANIMALS AND PEOPLE TOGETHER." 46:31 Owners who lost their pets were also encouraged to attend. Some bringing stuffed animals to represent their faithful friends.