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The Daibutsu at Kōtoku-in displays a mudra associated with the Pure Land tradition.

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Resource #: 69748 (URL for reference)

Collections: Kamakura


by Ariana Maki

The bronze Amida Butsu (Amitabha Buddha) or the Kamakura Daibutsu (Great Buddha of Kamakura) was built in 1252 at the Kōtoku-in. His mudra is specific to Pure Land practices, in which a devotee hopes to be reborn directly into his Western Paradise. It is possible to enter into the Buddha through a small staircase on his rear left side.

Associated Resources

Resource type: Image

Photographer: Ariana Maki

Quality Type: Excellent

Photograph Date: 1/2013

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