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Great Buddha statue in Kamakura, Japan

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With 13.35 metres (43.8 ft) tall and about 93 tons, the Great Buddha (Daibutsu) is the second largest Buddha in Japan after the Todai-ji Great Buddha of Nara. It was supposed to be built in 1252 during the Kamakura period and it was originally inside a wooden temple which was washed away in the tsunami of September 20th, 1498 during the Muromachi period. Amida Buddha resisted the huge waves.