The amazing story of the buddha

Today we went to the National Museum of Japanese History.

When we walked (I have walked more in the last 6 weeks than in the previous 6 months!) up the hill towards the museum we saw this buddha, and as The Smurg is totally into them we decided to take a closer look.

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It’s a pity when you can’t read the language, as we really wanted to know why the Buddha was removed from it’s original location and transported to Sakura

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It’s in fact quite impressive to see how the chisseled it out, and moved the whole slab without one crack or dent.
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Closeup investigation, got both of us giggling like a pair of kids

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Taken in by a fibreglass reproduction!

Goodnight all, it’s good to smile before bed
*R*

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3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Joan
    Jun 14, 2012 @ 08:58:23

    Thank you for sharing your adventures, wonderful photos.
    Joan

    Reply

  2. Ann
    Jun 14, 2012 @ 14:55:24

    Thank you for sharing your journey. I had a Japanese pen pal when I was in the 7th grade and we corresponded until after I was married.I never net her but have wonderful memories of her.. Your photos are so inspiring and make me wish I could go visit her homeland.

    Reply

    • Maktub
      Jun 14, 2012 @ 22:58:11

      Are you still in touch with your penpal?
      Japan is a wonderful country, I truly love it, and it’s a lot less expensive then people always say. At least I think it is, but then I dont care much for expensive hotels and restaurants 🙂

      Maybe one day you’re dream will come true Ann, and thank you for your kind words

      Reply

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