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Byodo In Temple

Visiting the Byodo In Temple in Oahu made me feel like I was walking into a Usagi Yojimbo story where Japanese folklore comes to life. The temple is nestled at the foot of these ridiculously steep mountains and surrounded by a strikingly beautiful cemetery. I can picture the lonely Ronin making his way through the cemetery while all manner of ghost and mythological creatures look on, weighing the chances of surviving a tangle with the battle-honed warrior. Yes, I have definitely been reading too much Usagi …

I was walking around the Bydo In temple, looking for a unique perspective when I found this awesome temple bell. There were a bunch of goofy tourists ringing it, so I waited until an interesting-looking one went up there and then I got the shot. I liked the juxtaposition of the Muslim woman at the Buddhist temple =)

Byodo In Temple

Visiting the Byodo In Temple in Oahu made me feel like I was walking into a Usagi Yojimbo story where Japanese folklore comes to life. The temple is nestled at the foot of these ridiculously steep mountains and surrounded by a strikingly beautiful cemetery. I can picture the lonely Ronin making his way through the cemetery while all manner of ghost and mythological creatures look on, weighing the chances of surviving a tangle with the battle-honed warrior. Yes, I have definitely been reading too much Usagi …

I was walking around the Bydo In temple, looking for a unique perspective when I found this awesome temple bell. There were a bunch of goofy tourists ringing it, so I waited until an interesting-looking one went up there and then I got the shot. I liked the juxtaposition of the Muslim woman at the Buddhist temple =)

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