The Great Buddha of Kamakura, also known as Daibutsu, is a massive 13.35 meter-tall bronze statue cast in 1252 according to temple records. However doubts remain as to when the statue was eventually completed. Originally housed in a wooden building that collapsed in 1355 the Great Buddha has been left in the open, subject to the natural elements, for about seven hundred years to the present day. It is with a number of restoration campaigns and consolidations that the statue still stands today, majestic. The Great Buddha of Kamakura is a National Treasure of Japan.

If you like the pictures in this gallery, you might also like the pictures of Matsumoto, the pictures of Miyajima, the pictures of Nikko, the pictures of Kyoto, all on :) The pictures in this gallery were shot with a Canon EOS 40D associated with Canon EF 17-40mm f4L USM and Canon EF 70-200mm f2.8L IS USM.

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