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Tokai 1500 Rakan (1,500 Rakan Buddha Images)
Japan

Located on Mt. Nokogiri in Nihonji Temple, visitors can appreciate the 1553 stone Rakan Buddha images carved between 1779 and 1798.

(Chiba prefecture, Japan)

Copyright: Thomas Humeau
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Uploaded: 16/05/2009
Updated: 23/09/2014
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