Friday, January 30, 2015

The Valley Of The Temples

Yesterday we visited the Byodo-In Temple located in Kahaluu, on the island of O'ahu in Hawaii.  It was built in 1968 to commemorate the 100-year anniversary of the first Japanese immigrants to Hawaii.  It's a smaller-scale replica of the over 950-year-old Byodo-in Temple in Uji, Japan.

The temple is a non-practicing Buddhis temple but welcomes people of all faiths to worship.  The grounds are beautiful and serene, and among the lush greenery we found a black swan, hundreds of Koi - which were the biggest I've ever seen - and flocks of birds that will land on your hands if you extend your arm toward them.

I will have a picture of Eddie, The Bird Whisperer, at some point in the very near future.

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2014: The Day The South Fell Apart...Again

2013: Island Graffiti
2012: Four Seasons Of Food To Conquer
2011: Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head
2010: As Seen On TV
2009: Eddie Polishing His Chrome Friday
2008: Traveling With Your Cat
2007: Getting Wet In The Next County
2006: Down With O.P.P.
2005: Sorry, no post on this day. The blog didn’t start until May 2005!

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