Ushiku Daibutsu: Discover the towering Buddha statue in Ibaraki, Japan

  • Published on : 18/03/2024
  • by : Japan Experience

Located in Ushiku, Ibaraki Prefecture, the Ushiku Daibutsu is one of the tallest Buddha statues in the world. Completed in 1993, this bronze statue stands an impressive 120 meters tall, including the base and lotus platform. The Ushiku Daibutsu depicts Amitabha Buddha and was built to commemorate the birth of Shinran, the founder of the Jodo Shinshu sect of Japanese Buddhism, which has its headquarters at the Honganji temples in Kyoto.

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