This blog is about my spiritual journey as a Chaplain and my studies as a Dominican Sister and an American Catholic historian. Posts on this blog represent the fruit of my study and contemplation.
Thursday, July 7, 2016
Aizu Jibo Dai-Kannon in Fukushima, Japan
Dai-Kannon in Aizuwakamatsu, Fukushima, Japan
statues of Guanyin in China and Japan are among the largest statues in the
world. Those between 150 and 200 feet tall include Aizu Jibo
Dai-Kannon in Aizuwakamatsu, Fukushima, Japan (187 ft.) built in 1987; Tokyo
Wan Kannon in Futtsu, Chiba, Japan (184 ft.) commemorating those who died
in World War II built in 1961; Usami Dai-Kannon on Izu Peninsula, Itō,
Shizuoka, Japan (160 ft.) built in 1982; Sodoshima Dai-Kannon, in
Shōdoshima, Shōzu District, Kagawa, Japan (160 ft.) built in 1994; and Dai
Kannon of Kamaishi in Kamaishi, Iwate, Japan (159 ft.) built in 1970.