The Close-up of the Great Buddha of Kamakura

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James Blake Wiener
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published on 10 January 2018
The Close-up of the Great Buddha of Kamakura

Completed in 1252 CE, the Great Buddha of Kamakura has survived countless earthquakes, including the devastating 1923 Great Kanto Earthquake, and a tsunami in 1498 CE. Since that tsunami, the statue has remained outside and has never been re-inclosed.


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 Close-up of the Great Buddha of Kamakura. Ancient History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.ancient.eu/image/7860/

Chicago Style

Wiener, James B. "The Close-up of the Great Buddha of Kamakura." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Last modified January 10, 2018. https://www.ancient.eu/image/7860/.

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Wiener, James B. "The Close-up of the Great Buddha of Kamakura." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Ancient History Encyclopedia, 10 Jan 2018. Web. 21 Oct 2019.

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