And then, they built a symbol of the newly established capital. This was Daibutsu. However, the original Daibutsu was actually a large wooden statue, but it was soon destroyed by what was probably a typhoon. In the mid 13th century, they rebuilt it using a more durable bronze cast. It is the same Daibutsu we have with us today.
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1-1 Kamakura Daibutsu: Japan’s Great Buddha Statue
1-2 The Making of Kamakura Daibutsu 1: Special techniques used in the creation of Daibutsu
1-3 The Making of Kamakura Daibutsu 2: Special meanings in Daibutsu’s appearance
1-4 Kamakura’s Daibutsu Hiking Trail: Seeing Kamakura from the back end!
2 Hase Kannon Temple: Try tracing a picture of Buddhist statue
3 Kosoku-ji Temple: See its famous, wonderful, 200-year-old crabapple tree
4 Goryo-jinja Shrine: Colorful Ajisai flowers during the rainy season
5 Asaba-ya Resturant: Try Japanese food after visiting Hase Kannon Temple
6 Taisen-kaku Inn: 100-year-old inn just seconds from Hase Kannon Temple
7 Sankai-do: A 100-year-old Japanese sword shop just in front of Daibutsu
8 Kamakura Museum of Literature: Rose Garden and Writers' Museum make a nice combination
9 Flower Basket Shop "Ishihara": Display your flowers in a casual manner