The Close-up of the Great Buddha of Kamakura

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James Blake Wiener
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published on 10 January 2018
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Completed in 1252 CE, the Great Buddha of Kamakura has survived countless earthquakes, including the devastating 1923 Great Kanto Earthquake, and a tsunami in 1498 CE. Since that tsunami, the statue has remained outside and has never been re-inclosed.

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About the Author

James Blake Wiener
James is a writer and former Professor of History. He holds an MA in World History with a particular interest in cross-cultural exchange and world history. He is a co-founder of World History Encyclopedia and formerly was its Communications Director.

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APA Style

Wiener, J. B. (2018, January 10). The Close-up of the Great Buddha of Kamakura. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/7860/the-close-up-of-the-great-buddha-of-kamakura/

Chicago Style

Wiener, James Blake. "The Close-up of the Great Buddha of Kamakura." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified January 10, 2018. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/7860/the-close-up-of-the-great-buddha-of-kamakura/.

MLA Style

Wiener, James Blake. "The Close-up of the Great Buddha of Kamakura." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 10 Jan 2018. Web. 19 Oct 2021.