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Great Buddha of Kamakura
Japan

Kōtoku-in (高徳院) is a Buddhist temple of the Jōdo shūsect in the city of Kamakura in Kanagawa PrefectureJapan.

The temple is renowned for its "Great Buddha" (大仏 daibutsu), a monumental outdoor bronzestatue of AmidaBuddha which is one of the most famous icons of Japan.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/K%C5%8Dtoku-in

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Uploaded: 06/02/2011
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Tags: great; buddha; kamakura; daibutsu; kotoku-in; kotoku; kanagawa; japan; bronze; statue
  • Sweet Candy over 1 year ago
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