Wednesday, January 06, 2010

Amida, Ventilated


P1010231, originally uploaded by primatepatio.

From behind the great Buddha at Kamakura. Keeping the Buddha cool is a good thing to do. Plus one for the monks.

"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."
(from japan.guide.com)


Sandals made for the statue:

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From the front, for reference.

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