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Byodo-In Buddhist Temple—Honolulu, Hawaii

The entire temple was constructed without nails, and is a scale replica of a temple in Uji, Japan, built over 950 years ago.

Kanetru-ki-do, the bell house, contains a three ton, five foot high brass bell called bon-sho, meaning sacred bell. The tone of the bell sounds a message of deep calm and peace, cleansing the mind of evil and temptation.

The Byodo-In Temple is a non-denominational Buddhist temple which welcomes people of all faiths to worship, meditate or simply appreciate its beauty.

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