Lesser-known attractions in Hokkaido, Tadao Ando's mysterious Buddha head

I've been to Hokkaido three times in summer, autumn, and winter, and I feel the most boring place is Sapporo, until the last day of my trip, I went here. 👉🏻 Buddha Head (Buddha Head) ⭕ The Buddha statue is located in the Manai Falls Cemetery in the southern suburbs of Sapporo, designed and built by architect Tadao Ando to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the cemetery's opening. ⭕ The special thing about the entire Buddha statue is that the Buddha's body is hidden under a man-made hill, only revealing the top of the head. ⭕ Such a design can't help but remind people of the ancient Chinese grottoes, and the 'hidden' Buddha statue is full of mystery. ⭕ Unlike most of the Buddha statues we see today, this Buddha statue actually has a beard. The same is true for the Takasaki Buddha in the Hokuriku region I visited before. ⭕ Looking up at this 13.5-meter-high Buddha statue, there is a quiet power. Especially the constantly changing Buddha shadow presented by the reflection of light and shadow, sensing the passage of time, the silent vitality of all things. ⭕ In fact, the hill is a sea of flowers composed of 150,000 lavender plants. In summer, the Buddha's head will appear and disappear in the purple sea of summer. ⭕ In addition, at the entrance of the cemetery, there is a row of 'Easter Island' huge Moai statues, and under the contrast of the white snow in winter, it gives people an unreal illusion. 📷TIPS: 1⃣️ Be sure to bring a wide-angle lens, if not, a mobile phone is also fine, the effect is different! 2⃣️ It is recommended to go in the morning, at this time the face of the Buddha statue is in the direction of the light, it will be more clear and shocking. 3⃣️ Please keep quiet during the shooting process, do not make noise. 📍Address: 〒005-0862 Sapporo City, Minami-ku, Takino 2 🚗Transportation: Get off at the subway Namboku Line Manaiuchi Station and transfer to the bus (there are several buses that can reach) ⏳Opening hours: April to October 7:00 to 19:00 November to March 7:00 to 18:00 Worship time: April to October 9:00 to 16:00 November to March 10:00 to 15:00
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*Created by local travelers and translated by TripGenie.
Posted: Feb 14, 2024
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