Another beautiful day in Hawaii! The group started off their day at Izumo Taishakyo Shrine. Our guide for today was Christine Walters. Christine provided an introduction and overview about each temple and shrine the group visited. Brought some little bags with good luck charms in them. Each bag meant a different thing. You could buy one for good studies, a good relationship, for love, good health, and so many more! Next, Kotohira Jonah’s shrine. Later, the group went to the Byodo-in temple. The group also need to pitstops to Pali Lookout and Tantalus Lookout! Both had amazing views! We stopped at a local bakery for some really delicious phi donuts.
Day 4 By Angie – Aloha is one of the most famous greetings here on Hawaii, but it also has a beautiful meaning behind it. It means to greet to touch the heads and the nose and say aloha to share breath. Our tour guide Christine and Josh aka Umiumihonu ( breaded turtle) told us about the Japanese culture. The whiter your skin are
the higher status you are. There are also some other languages in Hawaii such as Pigeon : slang words derived from the multiple languages of the vast language diversities of the people.
Thekind: pigeon for thingamajigger. Buddhasafta: is the Buddha that let’s go of
all desires but the desire to help others.
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Thank you, Angie for sharing what Aloha means beyond just a common greeting! What great photos of you all in front of Japanese temple and shrine! It looked like you went to Japan on Day 4. Did you all throw coins into the box in front of the Izumo Taishakyo Shrine?
I love to read about food. Did you mean Poi donuts? Did you also find mochi donut or andagi (Okinawan donut)?
Lookouts are very peaceful. Enjoy the rest of the trip!