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Dieter Kik

10 Candles for the Jubilee

Kato Kazuhiro

1200 Rakan

Kyoto, Japan

March 23, 2014, 07:50 UTC (16:50 local time)

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Caption

Those 1200 Rakan(Arhat) stone statues are in Otagi nenbutsu-ji temple. They were carved by visitors in the decade from 1981 to 1991.You can enjoy their funny faces.
About Rakan http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arhat
About this temple http://www.otagiji.com/

<Below is a description in Japanese.>

愛宕念仏寺に有るこれら1200体の羅漢像は、1981年から1991年の10年間で来訪者によって彫られました。羅漢像達の面白い表情をお楽しみ下さい。
 愛宕念仏寺 http://www.otagiji.com/
 羅漢 http://ja.wikipedia.org/wiki/羅漢

Location

Asia / Japan

Lat: 35° 1' 52.66" N
Long: 135° 39' 39.39" E

Elevation: 139

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Equipment

Panasonic DMC-G3 / Lumix G Fisheye 8mm F3.5 / Handmade panorama mount
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