Wednesday, July 25, 2012

West meeting at Japanese Torii

Squeezed between two bustling roads of urban soft "ili" ili, a structure in the form of signally is often overlooked by those on their daily journey. Plane on cars below almost 50 feet large and easily combines with trees and buildings in the town.

Hiroshima Torii in Hawaii

This structure between the King and Beretania Street.

It is a symbolic structure called a torii gate, built to mark the 100th anniversary of the Cultural Centre Japanese of Hawaii (JCCH) in 2001. You can find similar structures like this throughout some parts of Asia, which marks the entrance to a sacred space. Most of the time, it leads into a temple or a place of worship.

This torii, however, is a replica of the grand torii before the sanctuary of Itsukushima in Hiroshima, in the Japan. The original torii lies in a shallow Bay of the Seto Inland Sea and is said to be one of the three most beautiful monuments to the Japan. The replica of torii of Honolulu has been a gift of Hiroshima to the city. It is made of steel, stainless and titanium and is oriented towards Hiroshima to symbolize the cultural exchange between the two cities and regions.

You must be buff history to appreciate to see this structure. It is a symbol of east meets west in the Islands. You may learn more about the torii at the JCCH across the street, or spend time in the small triangle Park; After all, he was meant to be a place of peace and serenity.

TORII at JCCH / Structure symbolizing the entrance in a sacred space / 2517 s. Beretania St., Honolulu, HI 96826 (map)

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