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Valley of the Temples
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Published: August 15, 2016
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Believe it or not, this is not Japan.  The Byodo-In temple in Kaneohe, Hawai'i is a 1:2 scaled replica of the Byodoin Temple in Kyoto, Japan. It was built to commemorate 100 years of Japanese immigration to Hawai'i. Unlike the original it is not an active Buddhist temple, but rather a non-denominational shrine (that happens to have a large Buddha statue inside). It is located in the serene - and rainy - Valley of the Temples.  The rain was just letting up when I arrived.  The fog created a mysterious atmosphere.  I was grateful for the rain as a bright sunny day would have produced a totally different photograph.
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Yanek-Misth|Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful shot of the Temple, the trees and the mountains!!! 😍
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DydoHambaiki's avatar
Wonderful !      Wow! 
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ChrisReach|Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! :D (Big Grin) 
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I really like this, nice shot :) 
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ChrisReach|Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!
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GermanPete|Hobbyist Photographer
Seems like you were right on time with your arrival.
And your explanation clarifies why I thought "it looks kinda small" :)
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ChrisReach|Hobbyist General Artist
Timing is everything :)  Maybe if I get to see the original someday I will have similar luck.
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