The 18m tall Great Buddha (daibutsu) statue in Konan, Aichi prefecture is somewhat affectionately known as the “Great Buddha with Sunglasses”. That’s because when viewed from just the right angle from behind the Nagoya’s Railway Co.’s Inuyama Line train crossing, the Great Buddha of the Hotei region appears to be wearing the crossing’s flashing warning lights as a set of shades.

Traveling Japanese photographer _deepsky (TwitterInstagram) recently shared some photos he snapped of the Great Buddha appearing to be dressed for the season.

Aichi Prefecture's Sunglasses Buddha
Sunglasses Buddha with a cherry blossom blanket

(You can read the rest of this article at this link. This article was first published on Mar 4, 2021, on JAPAN Forward, who aim to reveal the true face of Japan to the English speaking world in areas ranging from politics to sports and pop culture.)

Name: The Great Buddha of Nunobukuro
Location: Konan, Aichi Prefecture (map link)

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