Cherry Blossom Time in Japan - 2015

16. The Great Buddha of Kamakura (Kamakura Daibutsu)

The statue was neglected and suffered much damage over the centuries. It is said that, for a time, gamblers lived inside it (visitors today can climb inside the statue). In the 18th century a restoration process was begun but the statue was damaged again by an earthquake in 1923. It has since been further strengthened to withstand such events in future.

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