Attached to the email were these two old photos discovered by RyukyuRu.
View them at higher resolution on REMEMBERING OKINAWA.
Looking through the Shrine's torii gate, you can see where the old wooden buildings have been replaced with concrete structures. Some trees have disappeared and the front grounds of the Shrine have been paved with stones in this photo dated January 27, 2012.
Legend has a story about this shrine being built over a cave, where a local fisherman and a samurai stashed a large sum of money back during the Ryukyu Kingdom days.
Read more about it in the JAPAN UPDATE.
Guaranteed, RyukyuRu will thoroughly research the history of Hakugindo Shrine and give everyone the story behind it along with a map to get you there.
When I took those photos it was still January.
That was then but, this is now.
It's time for me to get the place ready for beer drinking, again.
Enjoy your weekend.