July 25, 2018

NAVAJO NATION: Navajo Homes - Oljato-Monument Valley

Navajo Homes - Hogans


Hogans - traditional Navajo Homes on Reservation, Oljato-Monument Valley, Navajo Nation


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Traditional dwellings - Hogans

A hogan, the traditional Navajo home, is built as a shelter for either a man or for a woman. Since they live in the arid Four Corners area, the houses are made of dried mud. Male hogans are square or conical with a distinct rectangular entrance, while a female hogan is an eight-sided house. Both are made of wood and covered in mud, with the door always facing east to welcome the sun each morning. The Navajos construct hogans out of poles and brush covered with earth. Navajos also have several types of hogans for lodging and ceremonial use. Ceremonies, such as healing ceremonies or the kinaaldá, take place inside a hogan. According to Kehoe, this style of housing is distinctive to the Navajos. She writes, "even today, a solidly constructed, log-walled Hogan is preferred by many Navajo families." Most Navajo members today live in apartments and houses in urban areas.


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July 20, 2018

UTAH: Goosenecks State Park - Mexican Hat

San Juan River


Goosenecks of the San Juan River Panorama - Goosenecks State Park, Mexican Hat, Utah



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July 13, 2018

HAWAII: Pu'uhonua O Hōnaunau - Big Island

Pu'uhonua O Hōnaunau 
National Historical Park - Big Island


Protector kii (statues) at the Place of Refuge, Pu`uhonua o Honaunau National Historical Park
Big Island, Hawaii


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Puʻuhonua o Hōnaunau National Historical Park is a United States National Historical Park located on the west coast of the island of Hawaiʻi in the U.S. state of Hawaiʻi. The historical park preserves the site where, up until the early 19th century, Hawaiians who broke a kapu (one of the ancient laws) could avoid certain death by fleeing to this place of refuge or puʻuhonua. The offender would be absolved by a priest and freed to leave. Defeated warriors and non-combatants could also find refuge here during times of battle. The grounds just outside the Great Wall that encloses the puʻuhonua were home to several generations of powerful chiefs.


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July 7, 2018

TOKYO: Rainbow Bridge at night - Tokyo Bay

東京港連絡橋 - Rainbow Bridge


Rainbow Bridge at dusk seen from Tsukishima Pier, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
月島埠頭から見える夕暮れのレインボーブリッジ, 東京中央区より


Rainbow Bridge
東京港連絡橋
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