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MANJI-NO-SEKIBUTU(Manji's Stone Statue of Buddha)
Japan

Manji's Stone Statue of Buddha

It is called Manji's Stone Statue of Buddha (‘Manji no Sekibutsu' 万治の石仏). The era name of the Japanese calendar, Manji III, is engraved on its body, and so it means that this statue was created in 1660 AD. (3.3m in height)

This Buddha statue does very creative molding. This Buddha statue is not affected from any kind of style of the Buddha statue before it.It feel like modern pop art work.In addition,there is the person who compares Head of this Buddha statue with a Moai image of Easter Island.

Anyway,it's a miracle that this image is made 400 years ago.

Copyright: Bibouroku Tabito
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 12520x6260
Taken: 14/09/2017
Uploaded: 20/09/2017
Updated: 17/10/2017
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Tags: japan; nagano; statue
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