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The Most Stylish Buddha in Japan gets a Fashionable Upgrade during Sakura Season

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...

The Biggest of Buddhas: The Great Buddha at Todai-ji Temple

Its creation nearly bankrupted the nation. Weighing over 500 tons and measuring an impressive 15 meters (49 feet) tall, Todai-ji Temple’s Great Buddha absolutely dwarfs his admirers. He rightfully holds the title of the largest bronze Buddha in the world. His equally...