Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Ushiku Daibutsu, Japan


The Ushiku Daibutsu, located in Ushiku, Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan, is reportedly one of the tallest Buddhist statue in the world. One hundred meters in height, it is covered with 6-mm-thick bronze plates, and stands on a platform 20 meters high. The statue is more than double the height of the Statue of Liberty.

UD is 50 km northeast of Tokyo and tallest free standing Buddha Statues in Japan.

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Inside the statue itself is a four story building, which serves as a kind of museum. The first floor lobby is dark, and as you enter new age music floats toward you from the darkness. In the center of the room a single shaft of light shines from above onto a cauldron of smoking incense. If you walk past that you'll find the elevator to the other floors.
Also on the fourth floor are windows which look out from the buddha's chest on to the adjacent flower garden and small animal park. I didn't get a chance to see it, but apparently there are laser light shows on some evenings.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

wow gorgeous place

Sachintha said...

WOW didn't know about this. Nice one bro.
Oh btw, I'm also in Japan.

Anonymous said...

the statue looks really impressive from an arial view
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