Kamakura Daibutsu

The Great Buddha in Kamakura, finished in 1252, was once housed in a giant hall, but that washed away in a tsunami in 1495. Now he is outdoors, and we arrived at just the right time, having hiked the Daibutsu Hiking Trail to get to him (once we found out how to get on it from our last stop at the Kaizoji temple), to catch him bathed in the soft light just before sunset. For those interested, he is 11.4 metres (or just over 37 feet) tall.

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