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Todaiji 8: Daibutsu

Posted by
Daryl Johnson (Worcester Park, United Kingdom) on 24 May 2009 in Architecture.

The giant buddha (Daibutsu) of Todaiji temple. Height: 14.98 m (49.1 ft), Face: 5.33 m (17.5 ft), Eyes: 1.02 m (3.3 ft), Nose: 0.5 m (1.6 ft), Ears: 2.54 m (8.3 ft). The statue weighs 500 tonnes (550 short tons).

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Zing from Hamilton, New Zealand

Great shot, nice angle and colours.

24 May 2009 5:19am

@Zing: Cheers Zing!

Standley from Carquefou, France

You chose a great angle here giving us a nice idea of the size! Fine shot.

24 May 2009 5:26am

@Standley: Cheers Richard!

Alun Lambert from cheshire, United Kingdom

He's very big, great shot

24 May 2009 4:16pm

@Alun Lambert: Thanks Alun!

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

This is an awesome statue and your photo conveys that feeling. Nice work.

24 May 2009 8:50pm

@Steve Rice: Thanks Steve!

Marie from FRESNES, France

superbe vue cette fois encore.

26 May 2009 8:59pm

@Marie: Merci Marie!

Twelvebit from Victoria, United States

I like the hand gesture.

8 Jun 2009 7:08pm

@Twelvebit: Thanks Twelvebit. It's a very famous gesture, I believe a gesture of preaching...? I may be wrong on that...