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Hawaii Travelogue: A Japan away from Japan [Ch.9: Izumo Shrine and Chinatown]

This article is a part of series of articles about my 2017 trip to Hawaii. Please see the table of contents that contains links to other chapters. Izumo Shrine and Chinatown Each culture has their own associated religions and belief systems, and two of Japan’s predominant ones are Buddhism and Shintoism. Because of the large… Read More »

Hawaii Travelogue: A Japan away from Japan [Ch.5: Food in Hawaii]

This article is a part of series of articles about my 2017 trip to Hawaii. Please see the table of contents that contains links to other chapters. Food in Hawaii In Hawaii, specifically Waikiki, you can find much of the usual fare: American (including popular chains such as Denny’s and McDonald’s), Chinese, Japanese, Thai, and… Read More »

Hawaii Travelogue: A Japan away from Japan [Ch.1: Why Hawaii? and First Impressions]

This article is a part of series of articles about my 2017 trip to Hawaii. Please see the table of contents that contains links to other chapters. Why Hawaii? After much discussion we settled on Hawaii not just because of the Japanese culture there, but also because it was significantly closer to us (in Portland,… Read More »