Sunday, November 1, 2009

Cave of 1000 Buddhas

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The Cave of 1,000 Buddhas is another of the "attractions" at Kosan-Ji on Ikuchijima in Hiroshima Prefecture.

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One descends into a labyrinth of underground caves and tunnels past a series of tableaux and depictions of buddhist hells.

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Then one enters the realm of the buddhas.

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The caves and tunnels are all man-made.

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One emerges back into the light at the foot of a giant statue of Kannon.

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3 comments:

  1. Awesome looking place

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  2. Surreal...yet interesting! I shall have to check it out some time.

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  3. I live near this place and I never knew it existed until I found this article. Without a second thought, I visited it right away. The cave was really interesting, and a little creepy. :D

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