To visit to Lanai Island from Hilo, Big Island, at first I went to Kafului Air-port of Maui Island by plane and went to Lahaina Harbor by shuttle limousine then went to Lanai by ferry.
Lahaina is a very lively town. Both side of street there are many stylish shops for tourists.
There is a station of origin of Sugar Cane train to Kaanapali.(see Sugar Cane train, Ravel-Town-)
It is the biggest banyan tree in USA, making the shade of 0.7 acre. Under the strong sun shine of Maui Isl, it gives us kind of Oasis.
I asked lady driver of shuttle Limousin to carry us to the Jodou Mission just off the town. It takes 20minutes on foot so few tourist visit there. I also the first time to visit.
It is strange combination, a three-stories pagoda, palm trees and blue sky.
The bronze great Buddha is enshrined here. It is the biggest bronze statue in foreign countries.
It is 12 feet high and 3t weight Amitabha Buddha with noble face.
It was erected to celebrate the centennial anniversary of Japanese immigration to the Hawaii Islands. The Donor was Masao Omori, President of the Hiratsuka Fujimi Country Club. What an accident! I once belonged this Golf Club. This Club was collapse and rebuilt.
Back yard of this temple is beautiful beach and good place to see Lanai Isl.
Almost every time there are clouds over the top of Mt. Lanai-Hale, dormant volcano, 3300ft hgt.
When I was looking around, a man set the chairs in the shade and suggested to sit there. It looked like some kind of dinning hall so I asked him Coke. But he is chief priest of this temple, he gave me Coke out of kindness. Later I throw some money into an offertory box.
Graveyard biside the temple. A vague feeling of sadness crept over me!