Daibutsu (the Great Buddha) of Kamakura(38)
[ID] 4586  ( ID:4586 )
[Photographer] unknown
[Place] Kamakura
[Date] unknown
[Color] color
[Size] 95x140
[Cabinet] 90-28-0
[Keyword] historic sites/temple/statue of Buddha
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The photograph was probably taken around the same time as photograph #2748. Kotokuin Temple began to collect donations for the reconstruction of the temple in 1879. However, a change in public opinion caused the plan to be suspended in 1889. It is documented that the donated money was later used to enlarge the temple grounds, to plant trees, and to build rest areas. The Great Buddha is an object of worship and climbing upon it is prohibited today.