#286: Daibutsu in Kamakura (Semiweekly-pedia of Japan)

  

#286: Daibutsu in Kamakura (category: statue)

Daibutsu in Kamakura

Daibutsu in Kamakura is often designated as a symbol of Kamakura (refer to #285). The Japanese word "dai" in "daibutsu" is "giant" in English and "butsu" is another pronunciation of "hotoke (meaning the Buddha)".

As its name indicates, Daibutsu in Kamakura is a giant statue of the Buddha, placed on the premises of the Kotoku-in temple. There are many Daibutsu in Japan. Among them, the one in Kamakura is especially popular as well as the one in the Todai-ji temple in Nara (refer to #069).

Daibutsu in Kamakura Japan

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