Wednesday, January 18, 2012


I have driven by this Torii gate in downtown Honolulu many times, but this was my first time stopping...Much to my surprise it is a replica of the Torii of Itsukushima at Miyajima.  The plaque read: "As a symbol of  peace and friendship this scale replica of the Torii of Itsukushima at Miyajima is present to the people of Hawaii from Hiroshima Prefecture".

I really enjoyed my stop at Miyajima last year when I was in Japan.  Here are some of my photos from that visit:


  1. That last image is beautiful. I love the shadow of the structure.

  2. Thanks! I was so glad that we were able to stay there until sunset. The last ferry back was just after.