Monday, November 30, 2009

Big Buddha (Showa Daibutsu), Aomori

Big Buddha

Five Story Pagoda in Big Buddha Aomori


Pinwheels honor the children who have passed away

Pinwheel close-up


Daibutsu literally means "big buddha, " this Showa Daibutsu is located at Seiryuu-ji Temple in Aomori City, a one and a half hour drive from Misawa Air Base.

This statue was built in 1984, stands 70 ft high and weighs 220 tons. The Showa Daibutsu is a giant effigy of Dainichi Nyorai , the central deity of worship among Japan’s Shingon sect of Esoteric Buddhism.

By the way, this was taken last September but forgot to post these in here :-)

Note: Dainichi means Great Sun


Reena said...

ang ganda nung pinwheel. i want one. :D

The Nomadic Pinoy said...

some guide told me in Cambodia that a Buddha's hand gestures have meanings. I wonder what that one there means?

Anonymous said...

I know the post is old but....

The Gesture of Meditation (Samadhi Mudra) with both hands resting on the lap, palms upwards.

Anonymous said...

The pinwheel ornaments are for aborted children. The Japanese use abortion as a form of birth control.