Weekly Photo Challenge: Monument

Time to participate in another weekly photo challenge.

This week’s theme happened to fit in so well with the Day 9 entry I am currently writing. Just for a brief recap, left Odaiba and went to Kamakura next …… and did only 1 thing at Kamakura, which is to see the much talked about Giant Buddha of Kamakura (Daibutsu) up close!

More information extracted from Japan Guide:

The Great Buddha of Kamakura (Kamakura Daibutsu) is a bronze statue of Amida Buddha, which stands on the grounds of Kotokuin Temple. With a height of 13.35 meters, it is the second tallest bronze Buddha statue in Japan, surpassed only by the statue in Nara‘s Todaiji Temple.

The statue was cast in 1252 and originally located inside a large temple hall. However, the temple buildings were destroyed multiple times by typhoons and a tidal wave in the 14th and 15th centuries. So, since 1495, the Buddha has been standing in the open air.

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The statue is also part of Japan’s listed National Treasure(s). Now for pictures of the actual Buddha ……

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Actually went 1 round the Buddha statue itself and captured it from front …. left side view and right side view (the views give a different perspective of the statue when stiched together in 1 collage). As this is mainly a photography entry, I will leave the more descriptive stuff for Part 3 of my Day 9 entry (coming up!) instead.

The original daily post challenge can be found here

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