Hilo town from the air. The second largest town in the state of Hawaii,population is 40,000. (largest is Honolulu, population is 870,000.) There are so much space, green and water as I, Tokyo resident, feel wasteful (mottainai). It looks whole town is a park. They were attacked twice by Tsunami, 1946 and 1960. (Japnese word Tsunami becomes English. It was called tidal wave before, but it has no relationship to tide.) For wave passing through the building, the first floor of recent building has open space.
Wailoa State Park, there is in the center of the town.