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Gifu Great Buddha

Great Buddha of Shobo-ji

The Gifu Great Buddha is a large Buddhist statue located in Shōhō-ji in Gifu City, Gifu Prefecture, Japan. It was conceived by the 11th head priest of Kinpouzan Shōhō temple, Ichyuu, around 1790, in hopes of averting large earthquakes and famines.

Shoho Ji

Priest

Gifu Buddha

Priests surrounding Buddha

Close up of Buddha

Similarities with Nara Buddha

More clay priests on the other side.

Paid my respects

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