The Great Buddha at Kamakura Rudyard Kipling quote


“This bronze statue, fifty-two feet high, dates from the thirteenth century. The temple by which it was originally protected has been destroyed by fire and earthquake. Secluded in a quiet valley, this Buddha impresses one with the con- templative calm so characteristic of the Japanese. As Kipling キプリング says, may hear the soul of all the East about him at Kamakura.”

See more photos of the Great Buddha of Kamakura at: The enduring magic of Kamakura 鎌倉の不朽の魔法

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