Miyata resides on Kaua`i and recently retired from a distinguished career as head of Kaua`i CC’s Ceramic program. He currently lectures at the College. Miyata is world renowned for his artwork and has held numerous exhibited his works locally, nationally, and internationally.
Materials for the Hall of Compassion were prepared and shipped from Japan. The unique technique of constructing without nails was used. The project was carefully overseen by architect Nobuyuki Yamamoto, one of the last temple building masters in Japan.
The Hall of Compassion graces Lawai Valley, a place where prayers of all ethnicities and religions are heard. In ancient times, Hawaiians built heiau in the Valley. Today, it a place known for 88 shrines replicated from an ancient pilgrimage of 88 temples in Shikoku, Japan.
UPDATE: 10 Sept 2013
|Installation on top Hall of Compassion|
|View of finished Hall|