Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the Lawai International Center will open to all the 88 shrines of Lawa‘i.
Lawai International Center, a non-profit community project, is an archaeological and cultural treasure in a valley that has long been recognized as a healing sanctuary. In 1904 the first generation of Japanese immigrants built 88 shrines, replicating an ancient pilgrimage of 88 temples in Shikoku, Japan. Today, it is the only such site existing outside of Japan and is open the last Sunday of every month or by appointment. Volunteers are bringing these shrines and this valley back to prominence as an international center for compassion, education and cultural understanding.
For more information call 639-4300, e-mail LM@hawaii.rr.com or go online to www.lawaicenter.org.