The Kaunakakai Temple in Hawaii

February 1, 2003

Source: The Honolulu Advertiser

On February 1, 2003 The Honolulu Advertiser reported on the "the Kaunakakai temple, [which] is the only Buddhist temple on that island, said the Rev. Shugen Komagata, senior minister for the Nu'uanu betsuin... Built in 1952 and dedicated in 1953, it is styled like a Hindu temple, with small towers on both wings and a 70-foot tower in the center... An Indian design for a Buddhist temple? It's not a far-fetched idea, said Komogata, because India 'is where Buddhism comes from.'"