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These are several of 1500 unique rakan statues on the nihon-ji temple grounds in Chiba. A rakan (or arhat in Sanskrit) is an enlightened disciple of Buddhism, one who has reached the final stage and passed the death-rebirth cycle of reincarnation.

The tall one seems to have lost his face and is disturbingly disfigured.

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Additional Photos by Mike Chachich (mdchachi) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 470 W: 14 N: 193] (1612)
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