Byodo-In Temple, Hawaii

© Anthony S. Wong

Byodo-In Temple, Hawaii

Uploaded: September 03, 2004 10:26:55


F6.7, 1/60 sec., ISO 200.
Byodo-In Temple, Valley of the Temples, O'ahu, Hawaii. Sited beneath the pali (cliffs), this replica of 900 years-old Uji Temple in Japan was built in 1968 to honor the early Japanese who arrived to work in Hawaii's plantations


Donald K. Cherry September 03, 2004

beautiful shot, Anthony..I wish more of the temple was visible, but I love the path leading to it! #165159

Anthony S. Wong September 03, 2004

Thank you for your comment and suggestion. I will enter a second picture which will show a full view of the temple tomorrow. #754004

Donald K. Cherry September 03, 2004

Thanks Anthony, I look forward to seeing it...I love all things Asian..especially my filipina! #754007

Donald K. Cherry September 03, 2004

Anthony, As a footnote to this picture, one of my all time favorite movies is titled "Picture Bride" and cronicles the life of a Japanese couple who work the sugarcane fields of Haiwaii. The title refers to the fact that he chose his bride from a book of photographs while she was still back in Japan. It was quite common back around the turn of the century for Japanese men to go to Haiwaii to work, then as they saved some money they would purchase a bride to bring with them. If you've not seen this movie, I would highly recommend it. Take care, Don #754014

Jennifer A. Okamoto September 03, 2004

Anthony, nice photo. I love this place. I live on Oahu and have wanted to go back and photograph this place, but haven't had the chance lately. Beautiful colors...Must have shot early to miss of the tourists... #754101

Anthony S. Wong September 04, 2004

Thank you, Jennifer. There were two buses loaded with tourists when I was there. I had to wait about 45 minutes till everyone was gone. #755605

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