Buddhist Mythology

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DAIBUTSU

Japanese information

An enormously embiggened Buddha statue

This is a very very very very very big Buddha indeed. There are several Daibutsu statues in Japan, but the most impressive is the famous bronze statue of The Enlightened One at Kamukura in Japan. It was created in 1252 and completely filled the inside of a Buddhist temple.

Did we mention he was big? He stands over 53 feet high (about 13.5 meters) by 97 feet in circumference. Hence the name ‘Daibutsu’, which in translation means ‘Really Quite Enormously Big Buddha’.When a tsunami hit a few centuries later, the temple disintegrated but Daibutsu just sat there serenely. He still sits there to this day.

Daibutsu Facts and Figures

Name: Daibutsu
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Gender: Male
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Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present

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Article last revised on September 20, 2018 by Rowan Allen.
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