Gifu Great Buddha

Sightseeing information about Gifu Great Buddha in Japan.

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The great Buddha that sits calmly in Shoho-ji Temple near Gifu Castle is considered as one of the three great Buddhas, along with the other two in Nara and Kamakura. With a height that reaches 13.7m, it is the largest dry lacquer made Buddha. It was completed in 1832 after 38 years of hard work. The mold was made by wood and bamboo clay, then the Buddhist scriptures were glued on it, and lacquer and gold foil were coated on the top. The Yakushi-nyorai (Medicine Buddha) is offered inside the Buddha's body.

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