Washing the Buddha Belly

Washing Buddha

Every year in Nara, the Japanese break out the scrub brushes and clean up the 14.98 meters high, 500 ton Buddha that sits in the Daibutsu-den at Todaiji temple. They use ropes and basks and collect all the dust that has settled onto the Buddha. The temple itself is home to the Kegon school of buddhism and the grounds are home to Shika deer, regarded as messengers of the gods in the Shinto religion, that roam the grounds freely.

Another amazing fact is that this World Heritage site, the Daibutsu-den is also the record holder for being the worlds largest wooden structure

Get your Buddha cleaning on.

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