The Maui Jinsha Mission temple is an excellent example of the Shinto style of Japanese temple architecture. The main temple and shrine are located on a large, square, level lot with open lawns and trees which are all neatly landscaped. The Maui Jinsha Mission temple is significant for architectural, religious, and historical reasons. It is one of the few remaining older Shinto shrines in the state and is the only major Shinto shrine on Maui. It is one of the best examples of traditional Shinto building style and form that is still in use and in excellent condition. Additionally, it reflects important aspects of the religious and cultural history of Japanese in Hawaii.
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