In 1906, Japanese immigrants from Horoshima founded a soto zen temple just outside of Paia. Today, this temple represents Maui’s asian heritage. During memorial services, temple goers string lei’s and lanterns above headstones, in a beautiful expression of the mixing of Hawaiian and Japanese culture. Maui’s Mantokuji Soto Zen Temple is a great example of the diverse way of life enjoyed in the Hawaiian islands.
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