Thursday, January 10, 2013

Makiki Samurai

A  L  O  H  A !

This is NOT in Japan.

It is NOT Himenji Castle

courtesy: Rdsmith4

This IS
Himeji Castle, 
Himeji, Hyogo,

One of my Top 10
Honolulu 'stuck-in-traffic'

Makiki  Christian Church
Built 1932
Hego Fuchino, Architect

 After the Pearl Harbor attack
[ less than 10 years
after the church was built ]
many local families
burned priceless heirlooms,
pictures and artifacts
that were
 ' Too Japanese. '

this church
survived that time.

The city has quite grown up
around it.

It provides a
into the Honolulu
of Yesterday. . . 

Thanks for joining us today!

' Take Peace & Smiles - Leave Your Comment '

Thanks for visiting!
                       Warmly, cloudia 


Brian Miller said...

that is really cool actually....we don't have anything like that around here...its architecture is elegant...would not mind being stuck in traffic there...smiles.

Brian Miller said...

oops, aloha from va...smiles.

the walking man said...

f you go in for that then you could say both places were castles fit for a king. BUMMER the Japanese descendants burnt their shit. that kind of fear is just flat wrong to put on a population.

Anonymous said...

That church is a beauty!

Anonymous said...

I would have thought the building to be a temple more than a Christian church. The history is sad, and I never knew families burned their "too Japanese" items. DrumMajor

Adam said...

thankfully it still stands. Looks like the real thing.

TexWisGirl said...

it is beautiful. i love that architecture. sad about the history of so much lost, though.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Striking resemblence between the two builfings Cloudia. Have a happy weekend my Hawaiian friend..

Teresa said...

What a cool building. I love your favorite stuck in traffic view!

Myrna R. said...

If you must be stuck in traffic, might as well have such a nice view. Love the pics, especially the one of the city with the rainbow. Thanks Cloudia.

ANITA said...

Beautiful cloudia!!♥♥♥

Karen S. said...

Beautiful Cloudia! Long live reflections of beauty and grace! I am very impressed with your stuck in traffic view! Oh yeah!

Daryl E said...

fascinating stuff .. aloha


Thank you for this glimpse, I've not seen this place in a long time. How sad to think they were compelled to burn their 'too Japanese' things. A terrible chapter in history, yet heartening to think no one there would really feel the need to do that anymore.

Betty Manousos said...

your photos are gorgeous!

a warm, huge alohaa!!!!!!!

LOLfromPasa said...

What a beautiful structure...happily still with us. Thank you for that glimpse of Honolulu.

DeniseinVA said...

It's really beautiful! Thanks for sharing it with us today Cloudia.

Cloudia said...

THANKS to each of YOU!!!

The Elephant's Child said...

Very, very beautiful indeed. Thank you.

Anonymous said...

You live in such an amazing environment !

Please have you all a good Friday.