Saturday, December 15, 2018

The Great Buddha of Kamakura

We just learned about the sculpture Sahasrabhuja-arya-avalokiteśvara by Tankei.

Another Japanese sculpture is The Great Buddha of Kamakura, made some time around 1252 AD.

No one is really sure who made the statue, but they think it might have been either Ōno Gorōemon or Tanji Hisatomo who were both famous artists at the time.

The statue is made out of bronze, and was made as a replacement for a wooden statue just like it.
It is over 40 feet tall, and weighs over 100 tons.
It's hollow, and people can actually go inside and look around.

(from: wikipedia - kōtoku-in)

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