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Saturday, June 03, 2006

Happiness Bell

Adri and I were on the east side of the island when we stopped by the Valley of the Temples - a christian and buddhist cemetary that is home to a handful of temples. The bell above is part of the Byodo-In Temple - a replica of a 900 year old Byodo-In temple in Uji, Japan. According to the plaque, by ringing the bell, happiness can be attained.


Blogger santy said...

can you please ring that bell several times and mention my name? :) oh, btw...I love the yellow blossom!!

Saturday, June 3, 2006 at 8:12:00 PM HST  
Blogger Kris said...

interesting to see this in Honolulu! did Adri make a wish?

Sunday, June 4, 2006 at 1:44:00 AM HST  
Blogger Nicola said...

Can anyone go there and ring the bell or does it have to be part of a ceremony?

Sunday, June 4, 2006 at 2:00:00 AM HST  
Blogger Kala said...

Santy - surrrrr ;)

Kris - She sure did =)

Nicola - Anybody can ring it - It was kewl to pull the wood back and let it rock into the bell.

Sunday, June 4, 2006 at 2:20:00 AM HST  
Blogger Seesaw said...

Impressive, beautiful colors.

Sunday, June 4, 2006 at 4:09:00 AM HST  
Blogger Mark said...

Would I like to bash that bell, you bet!!

Sunday, June 4, 2006 at 4:49:00 AM HST  
Blogger Michelle B said...

Cool! I saw a similar bell in Geneva, Switzerland near the United Nations. I wonder how many bells like this there are in places around the world.

Sunday, June 4, 2006 at 1:08:00 PM HST  
Blogger Sarah said...

Several years ago, I rang that very same bell, and the next day got engaged. It *can* bring happiness!

(true story, really!)

Sunday, June 4, 2006 at 4:11:00 PM HST  
Blogger Nerissa said...

It's beautiful. I love Japanese shrines like that. Lovely. Maybe I'll ring that bell one day. :)

Sunday, June 4, 2006 at 8:41:00 PM HST  
Blogger Thiên said...

That is really nice. Wish I was there to ring that bell and hear the sound of it. I bet it's lovely to hear.

Monday, June 5, 2006 at 2:52:00 AM HST  

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