A quick stop to view the The Great Buddha of Kamakura,
a monumental outdoor bronze statue of Amitabha Buddha in the Kotoku-in Temple in Kamakura, Kanagawa Prefecture. It is believed that the statue was originally cast in 1252.
Weight; 93 tons
Length of Face; 2.35m
Length of Eye; 1.0m
Length of Mouth; 0.82m
Length of Ear; 1.90m
Length from knee to knee; 9.10m
Circumference of thumb; 0.85m
The statue is hollow, and we paid 20 Yen per person to view the interior.
The Great Buddha was originally housed in a temple, but this was washed away by a tsunami in 1498. Since then the statue has stood in the open air. Repairs were carried out in 1960-1961, when the neck was strengthened and measures were taken to protect it from earthquakes.