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500 Rakan (Sculptures of Arhat)
Japan

Here you can see many small sculptures of Rakan, Arhat in Buddhism, who signifies a spiritual practitioner.  This is in the area of Chokeiji-Temple.  These many sculptures were made in Sado island, and moved to here from 1799 to 1849. In japan, such a group of many sculptures are frequently found in many regions. Old people pray to these Rakans for there happiness.

Copyright: Taro Tsubomura
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Taken: 23/09/2012
Uploaded: 30/09/2012
Updated: 08/10/2012
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