Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Honpa Hongwanji Temple of Honolulu

Valerie, Kathy, and I trotted off to the Hongwanji Temple the other day for a short tour, and I grabbed a few pics.

Here is their big Buddha, a present from the main temple in Japan when the current temple here was finished in 1918. The Buddha is apparently rated at one level below a National Treasure, and is 800 years old or so.

Maybe someday I'll find one so nice at the swap meet. But then again, maybe not. Anyway, here it is:

 
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Here it is in place. The temple itself isn't particularly interesting, but the altar area is:

 
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