impressive Kamakura 12-The Great Buddha

This is the very famous statue of Buddha in Kamakura Kotokuin temple.   It is 11.3m in height.

It is said that the statue was built in the 13th century.At the time when it was completed, the surface of Buddha was painted gold.

The location is around 500 meters from the shore The big earthquakes and the tsunami attacked the temple and the Buddha in 15th century. The housing for the Buddha was destroyed, so the Buddha has been left in the open air since then.

Regardless of some disasters that Buddha might have suffered from, the Buddha has calm face with eyes half open that may view the people life.

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