Thursday, January 20, 2011
Sitting Down Like the Buddha Sat
At nearly 35 feet tall (over 40 feet if you count the platform), it's quite a remarkable thing to visit. My colleague at work recommended Kamakura and the Daibutsu specifically. That was truly a good tip.
As with Hase-dera, there were quite a few other things to see at this location, although I didn't take a lot of photos of the smaller shrines there.
priest, and presented as an offering by Japanese school children. I was told that the legend on the plaque says something like this: The offering expressed gratitude for a good harvest, and was accompanied by a message from the children: Buddha must surely be tired after sitting there for some 700 years and they would be pleased if he were to wear the sandals when he takes a walk.