Kamakura's Great Buddha

Behold Japan's second largest Great Buddha!

By Andre Moreira    - 1 min read

At Kotoku-in Temple in Kamakura, sits Japan's second-largest Great Buddha Statue. Initially made of wood and built from 1238 to 1243, it was destroyed by a violent storm, being reconstructed in bronze five years later and remaining until now. It's 11.3m tall, and visitors can actually enter the statue to see how it is made inside! By paying an extra 20 yen (yes, 20 yen!) you can get inside! But there is no one asking for money. People just pay, like a code of honor.

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Andre Moreira

Andre Moreira @andre.moreira

Born in the Portuguese countryside in 1990, I've been living in Japan since 2012. After finishing my Computer Engineering University Course in Lisbon, Portugal, I decided to study Japanese in Tokyo, with the purpose of continuing my studies there. After one year of studying of the language, I entered a Japanese Professional College where I finished my study in 2015. I am now working in a videogame Japanese company as Motion Designer. I also write in my blog about Japan. My goal is to introduce Japan to anyone who is interested in the culture, the language, the music, the anime, the food, and so on. And that's what you can find there: everything! Plus, my experience here as a Portuguese expat. You can access through this link: The Rising Sky Blog Should you have some questions on how to come to Japan, what to do, where to study, etc., feel free to contact me!