BUDDHA IN JAPAN: Top 5 Statues of Great Buddhas (7th-20th Century)

2018年 12月27日


Buddhist lovers and travelers to Japan, let's discover the statues of Great Buddhas of Asuka, Kamakura, Kyonan, Nara and Ushiku! These 5 magnificent Buddha statues have very different aspects and environments depending on the style of the time, the objectives of the sponsors and the artists involved...

You can see these great Buddhas of Japan all year long, ideally in chronological order by visiting the surroundings of Kyoto (Kansai region) and Tokyo (Kanto region) during a stay in Japan 1 or 2 weeks.

Here is our Top 5 to see in the Land of the Rising Sun:飛鳥大仏 (Asuka Daibutsu): The oldest statue of great Buddha in Japan. The 3 meters height statue was made in the 7th century at the city of Asuka (near Nara).

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 奈良大仏 (Nara Daibutsu): The 15 meters height statue was made in the 8th century at the city of Nara (near Kyoto.)

 鎌倉大仏 (Kamakura Daibutsu): The 13 meters height statue was made in the 13th century at the city of Kamakura (near Tokyo).
 日本寺大仏 (Nihonji Daibutsu): The 31 meters of statue was made in the 18th century at the city of Kyonan (near Tokyo).

 牛久大仏 (Ushiku Daibutsu):  The 120 meters height statue was made in the 20th century at the city of Ushiku (near Narita Airport).

Buddhism is a major religion in Japan, it is the root of Japanese culture and Japanese daily life; for example, funeral rituals are usually Buddhist. In addition to seeing these Great Buddhas, you can also meditate in a Buddhist temple or discover Japanese art, a Zen garden, a pagoda, deers (in Nara) ... Experiences, memories and photos not to be missed!

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