Great Buddha of Kamakura

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.


Copyright: Thomas humeau
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 6828x3414
Uploaded: 06/02/2011
Updated: 23/10/2012
Views: 364
  • Sweet Candy over 1 year ago
    The Great Buddha of Kamakura is so awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • comments powered by Disqus

    Thomas Humeau
    Kamakura Great Buddha
    Hiroharu Shizuya
    Kamakura of buddha
    Justin Phan
    Famous Great Buddha in Kamakura
    Thomas Humeau
    Great Buddha of Kamakura
    The Kamakura Great Buddha's back
    The Great Buddha of Kamakura in meditation
    高村 清治
    Akiyoshi Odagawa
    Kamakura Yuigahama
    高村 清治
    steps in jojuin
    Akiyoshi Odagawa
    Daigyoji Temple
    Tsuyoshi Shimoyama
    Kamakura Komachi-Dohri
    Masao Nagata
    Shadi Alshahbi
    Muhail after rain
    luis davilla
    riad el amine. fes
    Joby Catto
    Tour de France 2014 peloton in Ripponden, Yorkshire
    Preah Khan (Angkorian Temple)- Red Paintings on the Walls. [Cambodia]
    Marcio Cabral
    Fitz Roy Valley at Magic Hour
    luis davilla
    medina. fes
    Karel Gillissen
    Rhine waterfall in Schaffhausen
    Anton Tsarkov
    Kladovka na Pokrovke-Leto
    Dzmitry Lasko
    On the roof of Milan Duomo | На крыше миланского собора
    Alexander Kalashnikoff
    Nikolay Isaev
    Ban Sabai
    Sunset At Tung Ping Chau Marine Park(東平洲日落), HK.
    Thomas Humeau
    Ishigaki Beach, Okinawa, Japan
    Thomas Humeau
    Hida-Takayama old houses - Sanmachi Suji
    Thomas Humeau
    La Moneda Palace - Santiago de Chile
    Thomas Humeau
    Chateau Menthon Saint Bernard
    Thomas Humeau
    Roche-aux-Fées (Essé) - outside
    Thomas Humeau
    Parque Ciutadella
    Thomas Humeau
    Inokashira Park
    Thomas Humeau
    Katsurahama Ryo Cape and Watatsumi shrine
    Thomas Humeau
    Latacunga streets, Ecuador
    Thomas Humeau
    Pasaje Piura, Lima, Peru
    Thomas Humeau
    Thien Cung Cave, Ha Long Bay
    Thomas Humeau
    Pano 2012 03 Santiago Chez Les Boulin
    More About Japan

    The eight islands of Japan sprang into existence through Divine Intervention.The first two gods who came into existence were Izanagi no Mikoto and Izanami no Mikoto, the Exalted Male and Exalted Female. It was their job to make the land for people to live on.They went to the bridge between heaven and earth and, using a jewel-encrusted halberd, Izanagi and Izanami churned up the sea into a frothy foam. As salty drips of water fell from the tip of the halberd the first island was formed. Its name was Onogoro.So far, so good. But when Izanagi and Izanami first met on their island, Izanami spoke to Isanagi without being spoken to first. Since she was the female, and this was improper, their first union created badly-formed offspring who were sent off into the sea in boats.The next time they met, Izanagi was sure to speak first, ensuring the proper rules were followed, and this time they produced eight children, which became the islands of Japan.I'm sure you did not fail to miss the significance of this myth for the establishment of Japanese formal society.At present, Japan is the financial capital of Asia. It has the second largest economy in the world and the largest metropolitan area (Tokyo.)Technically there are three thousand islands making up the Japanese archipelago. Izanagi and Izanami must have been busy little devils with their jewelled halberd...Japan's culture is highly technical and organized. Everything sparkles and swooshes on silent, miniaturized mechanisms.They're a world leader in robotics, and the Japanese have the longest life-expectancy on earth.Text by Steve Smith.