Tochoji Temple in Fukuoka contains the largest wooden Buddha statue in Japan, of Kannon, goddess of Mercy. It's 11 metres high, & weighs 30 tonnes. It was founded by Kobadaishi after his return from China in 806 ad, and is the oldest Temple in Fukuoka. The graves of several early members of the Kuroda Family (local feudal lords since 1600) are here. (Source: Kyushu.com). Tochoji Temple is adjacent to Gion train station. If it's raining, snowing or just damn hot, like it was when I was there, use the pedestrian subway from Hakata Station to Gion.
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Gerrit (51130) 2007-01-30 4:19
he's been taken care off very properly in a Japanese way. Quite another sight than in southern Asia,
aloyho (6798) 2007-01-30 4:27
With these colours one really get the feel of the Japanese culture and you portrayed it well. I enjoyed the clarity and the good craftmanship of the statue and design at the back. The absence of worshippers allowed me to wander around and appreciate the beauty of the place even more. Well done!! Have a nice day.
snunney (90688) 2007-01-30 4:35
Good pov on this imposing statue. Lovely tones and good clarity.
PixelTerror (0) 2007-01-30 4:49
It was difficult to avoid distortion in these conditions, but it's okay and the overall light measurement is pleasant, I like the quite typical busy frame in the bottom part and the ever serene Budha topping it all.
Have a nice day,
vincz (19113) 2007-01-30 5:31
Amazing wooden Buddha statue. I've never seen one that big even in other contries. I like the wooden tones all around. A very nice shot!
barrufeto_77 (28886) 2007-01-30 5:54
The only pity is the little overexposition. Anyway, I like it.
imrek (4) 2007-01-30 8:51
well composed frame of this statue, good light and pleasant hues!!!
carper (96) 2007-01-30 12:29
I like the shot Chris,
a mighty Buddha statue, well taken in a good pov, very nice details and a fine quality, good photo job here.
cobbydale (1958) 2007-01-30 15:07
Good shot Chris - great colours and POV, and you did well to get it all into the shot.
Emile (20352) 2007-01-30 15:44
Very good shot of this impressive Buddha's wooden statue, very nicely captured with great light and POV. Amazing details and sharpness, you did an excellent work.
singuanti (15250) 2007-01-30 21:39
Hi Chris. That big Buddha does look huge! The portrait orientation was about the only way to go here and made the most sense. It might be nice to be able to see the item on the left in the foreground in its entirety. tfs Chris.
sergio1 (12152) 2007-01-31 17:27
Good composition and pov. Magnific sharpness and good control to lights. Also is beauty see the multiples details.
hello_ishan (1571) 2007-02-01 6:05
Excellent shot; you have captured the statue very interestingly though it's looks little tilted. The image is very clear. The color/contrast is perfect.
Angshu (56664) 2007-02-02 4:02
Amazing wooden statue & quite large in size. I like the intricate sculpture in wood. Well composed in the ambient light with excellent sharpness
gemlik (983) 2007-02-05 11:02
Beautiful shot,very good POV.TFS with explanation.
batalay (37197) 2009-11-14 23:16
This superb shot of the Buddha statue of Kannon came up in the random order in which you've arranged your Overview Page. It's a powerful depiction, with extraordinary light management. Have a good Sunday.