Tuesday, 2 April 2013

Tuesday Then & Now - Kamakura Buddha

More photos from the Nagasaki University's Metadatabase of Japanese Old Photographs... Another Great Buddha, or rather the Great Buddha, of Kamakura.

Late 19th to early 20th centuries:

March 2008:


  1. It's good to know that some things never change.

    Well. Almost never. It moved a few meters during a tsunami in the, when?, 15th century, didn't it?

    1. I hadn't heard about it moving, but the Buddha was in a wooden hall until the late 15th century. Beyond that, however, it hasn't changed much... Well and the fact you can't climb up in its lap anymore! ;)