View Full Version : Great Buddha at Kamakura, Japan discussion

09-07-2008, 02:44 AM
This is a discussion thread for the following file:<br><br><b><a href=http://www.gearthhacks.com/dlfile1715/Great-Buddha-at-Kamakura,-Japan.htm>Great Buddha at Kamakura, Japan</a></b><br><br>The Great Buddha of Kamakura is a bronze statue of Amida Buddha that is located on the grounds of the Kotokuin Temple. With a height of 13.35 meters, it is the second largest Buddha statue in Japan (the largest is located in the Todaiji Temple in Nara).<br />
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The statue was cast in 1252 and originally located inside a large temple hall. However, the temple buildings were washed away by a tsunami tidal wave in the end of the 15th century, and since then the Buddha stands in the open air. <br /><br /><img src=http://www.gearthhacks.com/showimage.php?image=112807/91813KamakuraDaibutsu.jpg>

09-07-2008, 02:45 AM
This file has been in the database for a very long time, but the area just received a vast improvement in resolution. I suggest going back for another look as the statue is much clearer now.