Long Live the Daibutsu
After visiting the Tsurugaoka Hachiman-gū, we went to the Kotoku-in, the temple that resides the large statue of the Buddha called the Daibutsu. The statue is made of bronze and continues to become one of the iconic places in Japan. The statue was built in 1252. The Daibutsu has survived multiple natural disasters such as a Tsunami, the structure surrounding the statue was damaged by a storm leaving it out in the open as seen on present day. It even survived an earthquake! This structure still stands present day and is bigger than it looks.Definitely something I recommend tourists to visit whilst in Japan.
Having one of those poses puts the cherry on top of the cake that is being a tourist.
This is the thing about my trolling camera. It decides to focus on kawaii girls posing rather than my finger :( My camera has other intentions in life.
The many sides of the great Daibutsu. It’s got 2 windows at the back and the inside is hollow so you are allowed to go inside it. It feels like being inside an incredibly large Buddha shaped cathedral bell.
The entrance to the Daibutsu. Tall people watch your head, the entrance isn’t that big.
One thing that isn’t on the souvenier shop is this incredibly big pair of sandals for the Daibutsu, incase it decides to wake up and walk to Akihabara to buy anime figures. (My sense of humour is drying up).
People taking pictures of me because they think I’m the Daibutsu. What an insult to the Daibutsu. :(