Not to mention my room is on the second floor, so I won't even sway that much.
Saturday, March 12, 2011
Monday, January 31, 2011
Behind the Buddha statue, on the same grounds, was a small petting zoo type thing specialising in squirrels and rabbits, with enclosures you can walk into and run around with fuzzy critters to your heart's content.
There were a few other animals on the way in, including this squirrel monkey.
And this boar looking thing, which was labelled in Japanese a "mini pig".
Not shy these squirrels!
A friend of mine feeding one.
A view of the entrance (including the pond and gate from the earlier posts) from the feet of the Buddha, on a sort of pedestal thing.
The entrance from the highest point climbable within the Buddha.
A size comparison between the daibutsu in Nara, an ancient capital of Japan, The Statue of Liberty, and The Japanese Diet Building.
Some construction models.
A replica of a toe from the Buddha's right foot.
Firstly one more shot from outside the statue, and then a few from inside. I think I'll have to do a third post for some more of the inside.
The koi pond outside
Within the Buddha was a circular room with hundreds of tiny golden Buddha statues from various places.
This statue here is a Guinness Book of Records record holder, as the largest statue of Buddha in the world, standing at 120 metres. Which is 3 times the size of the statue of liberty.
It seems I can only put 5 pictures per post, so here's the Buddha from the outside.
The sign reads "Ushiku Daibutsu", Ushiku being the place, and daibutsu being a Buddha statue.