This charming church, Star of the Sea, was built in 1928 near the beach of Kalapana. But in 1990 Lava flow was approaching this Church. This flow finally destroyed Kalapana completely. Community members, though many of them lost their own house, had to lift it from the foundations to move and save it just in the nick of time.
It is now built near the New Black Sand Beach 20ml from Pahoa.
Its inside is also very charming. There is a little church near Honaunau (west side of Island) named St. Benedict Painted Church. It is very famous for many sacred pictures drawn inside. Same architect built both.
It must be Roman Catholic Church, there is a figure of Jesus Christ on the Holy Cross and image of the Virgin Mary in the garden.
On the early morning of the 21st of May we,in Tokyo, would be able to see an annular solar eclipse for the first time in 173 years so we were alive with the excitement. School children gathered at school at 7 am and held observation meeting. The weather forecast of that morning was cloudy but they said we would be able to see eclipse among the cloud.
Blessed with cloud I could take photos without filter. I think these are very fantastic. At that moment I could see nothing through the eclipse glasses because of cloud. This glasses were made of paper but these were 315yen,too expensive!
It is the photo when I took it through thick could. Under thin cloud I took miserable photos because of overexposure.
At 7:35 am, just the time of the annular eclipse cloud became thin so I used filter. I got a photo of gold ring but it was conventional photo.
At that time my thermometer has fallen by 5 degrees and cold wind blew. The official announcement said 1 degree down at that time. I measured it on the lawn so there was nothing for keeping temperature. I think it is the reason why to fall temperature so big.
And sun came back. At the moment of full eclipse I did not feel darkness but many crows that always made noise at the twilight around my house cried so loudly. I regretted not preparing a tape recorder but too late!