The Great Buddha of Kamakura

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James Blake Wiener
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published on 10 January 2018
The Great Buddha of Kamakura

The Great Buddha of Kamakura is a monumental outdoor bronze statue of Amitabha Buddha situated inside the Kotoku-in Temple in Kamakura, Japan. The statue is made of bronze and dates from 1252 CE. The statue is about 13 m (43.8 ft) tall, weighing over 92 tonnes.


About the Author

James Blake Wiener
James is a writer and former Professor of History. He holds an MA in World History with a particular interest in cross-cultural exchange and world history. He is a co-founder of Ancient History Encyclopedia and formerly was its Communications Director.

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Wiener, J. B. (2018, January 10). The Great Buddha of Kamakura. Ancient History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.ancient.eu/image/7857/

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Wiener, James B. "The Great Buddha of Kamakura." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Last modified January 10, 2018. https://www.ancient.eu/image/7857/.

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Wiener, James B. "The Great Buddha of Kamakura." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Ancient History Encyclopedia, 10 Jan 2018. Web. 16 Oct 2019.

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