In Kawagoe, at the Choki-in Temple, near a small pond with lotuses, I discovered a statue that made me shiver. I searched for information about it and I found that this is a Gandhara-style statue called Deep Meditation Buddha or popularly Fasting Buddha, a statue rarely seen in Japan.
The statue represents Shakyamuni Buddha during its meditation, when his body became skeletal…
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Lens: 18-70mm F/3.5-4.5G
Focal Length: 50mm
Shutter Speed: 1/400s
ISO Sensitivity: ISO 200
Yesterday’s Japan Photo: