The Jodo Mission temple at Laupahoehoe Point is nestled in the hills of Laupahoehoe gulch. From the exterior of the temple, one first notices the detailed carvings that adorn the front and back gables of the building and a tomoe in wood that sits in the center of the wooden ridge cap. The Jodo Mission temple is significant as the the first head temple of the Jodo sect in Hawaii serving from 1903-1907 until headquarters were moved to Honolulu. Reverend Daigo Yasuda initiated the temple with the intent to educate the Japanese in language, lead religious services and to assimilate the people into the community.
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