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Koloa in Kauai County, Hawaii — Hawaiian Island Archipelago (Pacific Ocean)
 

Kōloa Jodo Mission

Kōloa Heritage Trail — Ka Ala Hele Waiwai Ho‘olina o Kōloa

 

—Preserving the Heritage of Po‘ipū & Kōloa —

 
Kōloa Jodo Mission Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, October 12, 2008
1. Kōloa Jodo Mission Marker
Inscription. Buddhist temples provided Japanese immigrants a place to worship, study their language, learn martial arts and participate in social events. This Jodo Mission used a specialist in temple architecture from Japan to build the large temple’s interior. Hand-painted, wooden ceiling tiles were a gift from he Japanese artist who rendered them.
 
Erected by Po‘ipū Beach Foundation. (Marker Number 11.)
 
Location. 21° 54.3′ N, 159° 27.75′ W. Marker is in Koloa, Hawaii, in Kauai County. Marker is on Waikomo Road south of Koloa Road, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3480 Waikomo Road, Koloa HI 96756, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Koloa, Birthplace of the Hawaiian Sugar Industry (approx. 0.2 miles away); Yamamoto Store & Kōloa Hotel (approx. ¼ mile away); Kōloa Missionary Church (approx. 0.3 miles away); Prince Kūhiō Birthplace & Park (approx. 1.8 miles away); Pu‘uwanawana Volcanic Cone (approx. 1.8 miles away); Hanaka‘ape Bay & Kōloa Landing
Kōloa Jodo Mission Entrance and Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, October 12, 2008
2. Kōloa Jodo Mission Entrance and Marker
(approx. 1.8 miles away); Hapa Road (approx. 1.9 miles away); Pā‘ū a Laka (Moir Gardens) (approx. 2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Koloa.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. It is the first of the Kōloa Heritage Trail markers, and has a link to a list of all Kōloa Heritage Trail markers.
 
Categories. Churches, Etc.
 
Kōloa Jodo Mission Building image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, October 12, 2008
3. Kōloa Jodo Mission Building
Kōloa Jodo Mission Temple image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, October 12, 2008
4. Kōloa Jodo Mission Temple
Kōloa Jodo Mission Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, May 23, 2013
5. Kōloa Jodo Mission Marker
Kōloa Jodo Mission image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, May 23, 2013
6. Kōloa Jodo Mission
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 26, 2008, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,236 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 26, 2008, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.   5, 6. submitted on June 6, 2013, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.
 
Editor’s want-list for this marker. Additional photos of the mission • Photos of the inside of the temple, including the ceiling tiles • Can you help?
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