Great Buddha of Kamakura

Tuesday, 29th November 2005 by

Right in the middle of our thumbnail, you can just make out the shape of the Great Buddha of Kamakura. Around 13 metres tall, the bronze statue is said to have been cast all the way back in 1252, and according to Wikipedia:

The Great Buddha was originally housed in a temple, but this was washed away by a tsunami in 1498, since when the statue has stood in the open air.

Wikipedia also mentions that each one of the Great Buddha's eyes are a metre wide!

Thanks to Ed German and Bill Pfeifer.