8 posts tagged statue
Inside the giant Daibutsu at Kamakura, Kanagawa. The top photo is a view looking up into the head of the Daibutsu. Notice the thick brown fibre glass repairs that have been applied. The bottom photo shows the rear of the statue with the ventilation windows open.
Posing with Tetsujin 28 in Chigasaki, Kanagawa.
Even Buddhist Gods need comfort. Flickr: http://flic.kr/p/9Wi3jZ
Buddha in the fields. Flickr: http://flic.kr/p/8rSnqc
Even Buddhas loose their heads. This Buddha lost his head during the Meiji restoration (1867) when Buddhism was banned and Shintõ was established as the nations religion. Buddhist temples and Shintõ shrines had up until that point been one and the same. Many Buddhist temples were dismantled, their statues beheaded and destroyed and many historical artefacts were given away.
At the 800 year old Iiyama Kannon temple, Atsugi, Kanagawa prefecture.
Daibutsu, Hase Kamakura. The famous Big Buddha of Kamakura.