Tuesday, October 21, 2008
The Hitachi Tree at the Moanalua Gardens
We had visitors from Japan today who had a list of places they wanted to visit. One of the places they asked to see was the Hitachi Tree at Moanalua Gardens. We were rather puzzled by that since we've passed Moanalua Gardens countless times and never considered stopping there. We also had no idea what the Hitatchi Tree was. Checking on the Internet, we found out that the huge monkeypod tree had been used in a Hitachi commercial for several decades in Japan.
When we got there we were very glad they asked to see it because it was quite impressive. I guess we'd taken it for granted all these years and all that grandeur was right under our nose.
The garden right beside it was also worth the stop to enjoy and appreciate.