溶岩流から守られた教会 Charch evacuated from Lava Flow
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.