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Great Buddha of Kamakura

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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

  • Sweet Candy over 1 year ago
    The Great Buddha of Kamakura is so awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    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.)

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    They're a world leader in robotics, and the Japanese have the longest life-expectancy on earth.

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