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Omiya Shrine in Spring

Shrines are major installations in Japan. Whether amidst modern architecture or standing proud in its historical landmarks, shrines are both a local and international destination. And regardless of whether you are Japanese or not, you would know if a place you’ve arrived at is a shrine.

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Ueno Great Buddha and Pagoda

The Buddha is one of the most recognizable images in Japanese culture. In Ueno, Buddha is given tribute at a site known as Daibutsu Yama, or The Great Buddha Hill.

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There are two great Buddhas in this area. The first great Buddha was created by Hori Naoyori; a feudal lord that governed the Murakami area. However, in 1647, an earthquake destroyed the sculpture. It wasn’t until many a monk named Jyoun created the second great Buddha did the Daibutsu Yama house yet another great sculpture. In 1923, another earthquake struck Daibutsu Yama, destroying the statue. The body and the pedestal of the Buddha were no longer restored and now only the face of the second Buddha remains at the Kan-eiji Temple, enshrined on a wall in a unique, relief-style setting.

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