Isn’t it true that I live here? The Great Buddha of Kamakura is located in the Kotoku-in Temple of the Jodo sect in the ancient capital of Kamakura. The seated bronze statue of Amitabha Nyorai is commonly known as the Great Buddha of Kamakura. About 121 tons. The Buddha statue was built in 1252. The flat face, lower bun and forward posture of the Great Buddha are in the style of the Song Dynasty Buddha statue popular in the Kamakura period. It is a representative statue of the Kamakura period and is designated as a national treasure of Japan. . Unlike the Great Buddha of Todaiji Temple in Nara, which has undergone many repairs in later generations, the Great Buddha of Kamakura has basically maintained its original form, so it is very precious. What's interesting is that the Kamakura Great Buddha, one of the three largest Buddha statues in Japan, has suffered as much as the fate of Kamakura. The original Kamakura Great Buddha was built in 1238 with a wooden structure and it took 6 years to complete. But three years later, it was knocked down and destroyed by a typhoon. Therefore, in 1253, the bronze seated Buddha image was recast and enshrined in the Great Buddha Hall. The Great Buddha Hall has been damaged by many typhoons and fires, and has been rebuilt again and again. But finally in 1498, the entire hall was destroyed due to the inflow of sea water. Since then, Buddha statues have been worshipped in the open air until now.
Most of it is made of wood, so it is quite a unique temple, giving people a quiet and simple feeling without losing dignity.
The Jodo Sect Anyang Temple has a strong Japanese style, the essential structure is very simple, and the enshrined deities are very solemn.
The temple is basically a wooden structure, which is one of the few existing buildings.