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The Great Buddha of Kamakura is a bronze statue of Amida... - Secret World

4 Chome-2-28 Hase, Kamakura-shi, Kanagawa-ken 248-0016, Giappone

by Megan Robbie
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Overview

The Great Buddha of Kamakura is a bronze statue of Amida Buddha, which stands on the grounds of Kotokuin Temple. With a height of 11.4 meters, it is the second tallest bronze Buddha statue in Japan, surpassed only by the statue in Nara's Todaiji Temple. 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 the late 15th century, the Buddha has been standing in the open air.