Ushiku Daibutsu

Ushiku Daibutsu (Buddha)

The Ushiku Daibutsu is bordered by a large park with over 100 cherry trees that blossom from early to mid-April. Pink moss (April), poppies (May), and cosmos are among the other blooms in the park (September and October).
The two-story Hakkenmon Gate holds three Buddha pictures on the second level. A pond represents the source of life. Japan’s most giant bronze incense burner. And a miniature Pure Land garden picturing Buddhist paradise greet tourists approaching the Ushiku Daibutsu.

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  1. […] The Ushiku Daibutsu (“Great Buddha of Ushiku”) in Ushiku City, Ibaraki Prefecture. Stands 120 meters tall and is one of the world’s highest Buddha sculptures. In comparison, Nara’s Daibutsu at Todaiji Temple is barely 15 meters tall. And fits in the palm of the Ushiku Daibutsu. The height of the bronze statue represents the twelve types of light that emanate from the Buddha. And reach all people across the globe who repeat his name. As advocated by the True Pure Land sect of Japanese Buddhism. […]

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