Top 5 Posts of 2012

Here it is already, New Year’s Eve day, the last day of 2012. I just checked my stats to find out what the top posts of 2012 were. I was a little surprised, I found out that a post on Linköping, Sweden for a contest was one of the most popular posts I wrote. Here are the top 5. Continue reading

The Japanese Temple on Oahu, Hawaii

Japanese Temple on Oahu, Hawaii

Japanese Temple Photo by Daren R. Couch

This is the Byodo-In Temple and is a half-size scale replica of a 900 year old Buddhist place of worship at Uji in Kyoto prefecture of Japan. The temple was built with mostly concrete, instead of wood, like the original was. It was built in 1968 to celebrate the centennial of the arrival of the Japanese people to the Kingdom of Hawaii.

The temple is a non-denominational Buddhist temple, and is used for worship. The grounds are also used for weddings and meetings.

Thousands of tourists visit the temple, and grounds every year. The brilliant red, and the beautiful design of the architecture really stands out. The entire grounds, as well as the temple, stand in serene beauty.

This photo taken by my husband is one of my favorite ones from Hawaii.

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