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500 Statues of Rakan (Gohyaku Rakan)
Japan

There are actually 540 of these statues representing the disciples of Buddha. They were carved between 1782 and 1825 with no two statues alike. It is said that if you feel among the statues in the dead of night you will find one that is warm. Mark it, come back during the day, and you will see it is the statue most resembling yourself.

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Copyright: Katsunori Takamatsu
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Taken: 16/12/2012
Uploaded: 15/01/2013
Updated: 30/09/2014
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