7-ton sacred bell (bon-sho) at 1968 Byodo-In Temple, Valley of Temples Memorial Park, Oahu, Hawaii, USA.
Visitors entering Byodo-In Temple on Oahu are invited to ring the 6-foot-high sacred bell (bon-sho), which was cast in Osaka, Japan and weighs over 7 tons. Ringing the bell is intended to relieve negativity, impart peace, bring happiness, and remind us that everything is transitory. Peaceful Byodo-In Temple is in Valley of the Temples Memorial Park, at 47-200 Kahekili Highway, in Kaneohe, on the island of Oahu, Hawaii, USA. With its name translated as "Temple of Equality," Byodo-In was built in 1968 to commemorate the 100 year anniversary of the first Japanese immigrants to Hawaii. This Hawaii State Landmark is a non-practicing Buddhist temple which welcomes people of all faiths. Byodo-In Temple in O'ahu is a half-scale replica of the original Byodo-in Temple built in 1053 AD in Uji, Japan (a UNESCO World Heritage Site).Add to Cart Add to Lightbox Download