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Paia Mantokuji is a Buddhist temple of the Soto Zen tradition of Japan. It is the only Soto Zen Buddhist temple on Maui. It’s located on the north shore of Maui, easily identified by the huge bell tower alongside the temple cemetery. Paia Mantokuji has been a familiar sight on Maui for the past 110 years. It was founded in 1906 by Reverend Sokyo Ueoka, head minister of Tokujuan Soto Zen Temple in Honichi, Nuta Higashi Village, Toyota-gun (present day Mihara City), Hiroshima Prefecture who received an assignment to become a visiting minister to Japanese immigrants in Hawaii.