The Great Buddha of Kamakura (Kōtoku-in)

This bronze statue depicts the Amida Buddha, and sits at the Kotokuin Temple in Kamakura, about 30 miles southwest of Tokyo. It was cast in 1252 and originally sat inside of a temple, but a tidal wave later destroyed the building, leaving the Buddha to sit out in the open.

I was amazed and awed at it’s sheer size! If you are able, taking a day trip to Kamakura will not disappoint.

Big Buddha of Kamakura (Kōtoku-in)

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