Japanese Characters for Daibutsu

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This is probably the most famous figure of Kamakura, the "Daibutsu", or Great Buddha. It is a hollow bronze statue (you can go inside too!) that was completed in 1252. It was originally housed in a large complex, but the original building was destroyed by a Tsunami in 1495 and it has never been rebuilt. It is 11.4m tall and wieghs close to 850 tonnes (no wonder the Tsunami didn't budge it!)

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