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Great Buddha Of Kamakura

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While in Japan a couple a weeks ago, we went down to Kamakura to the Kotoku-in Buddhist temple.  It is known for its Buddha statute that was built in 1252 AD.  Originally it was housed in a temple.  However in 1498, a tsunami destroyed the temple but left the statute standing.  This fact is amazing since the temple is on a slight incline about 5 km from the ocean.

Check it out at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/K%C5%8Dtoku-in .

Amita Buddha at Kamakura

Amita Buddha at Kamakura

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Written by leolaksi

July 28, 2008 at 4:43 pm

Posted in Japan, Travel

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  1. Nice flickr photos, and the Buddha looks better in black and white. I’ll have to go back and see if I can adjust my shots! All the best, Richard

    http://richardtulloch.wordpress.com/2009/12/11/karma-in-kamakura-a-walk-outside-tokyo/

    Richard Tulloch

    August 23, 2010 at 5:07 pm

    • Thanks Richard for your comment. Leo

      leolaksi

      August 29, 2010 at 7:05 pm


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