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The taxi driver’s sutra: Echizen Daibutsu and the power of dreams

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27. November. 2018

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In the devotional arms race that is Buddha building, Japan has mostly been outshined by the Chinese, if only when it comes to sheer height… When it comes down to personality, the massive Buddhas of Japan are the clear winners. The otherworldly hulk that is the Ushiku Daibutsu is probably the best known, looming over Ibaraki Prefecture, or perhaps it’s the serene bronze Great Buddha of Kamakura. Although the Echizen Daibutsu at Seidaiji in Fukui is virtually unknown, it is in fact the tallest seated Buddha in the country. The giant Buddha anchors a charming temple in a beautiful setting in Fukui.

The taxi driver’s sutra: Echizen Daibutsu and the power of dreams

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