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The Great Buddha of Kamakura (鎌倉大仏 Kamakura Daibutsu) is a monumental outdoor bronze statue of Amitābha Buddha at the Kōtoku-in Temple in Kamakura, Kanagawa Perfecture, Japan.

General Information[]

The Great Buddha of Kamakura is a 93 tonne, 13.35 meter high statue made of bronze. It probably dates from 1252, in the Kamakura period, according to temple records.[1] It depicts Buddha in a serene meditative pose, however after 3,700 years, the left arm seems to have been destroyed. The statue itself also has a hollow back.

Synopsis[]

While on their way to Hakone, Senku comments that he wished he knew their exact coordinates, as his sextant isn't very accurate and he thinks they may be slightly lost. He laments having no landmark buildings to guide their position by. Yuzuriha thinks for a moment and then races off in a particular direction, leading them to the Great Buddha of Kamakura.[2]

The Buddha was found in a clearing, as the copper leaching off the statue had killed the plantlife in the surrounding area, making the statue easy to find. Thanks to this landmark, Senku knows their exact coordinates. Yuzuriha sheds a tear at the memory of when she'd visited the location with her parents thousands of years ago, and puts into perspective her situation. Taiju and Senku comfort her in their own ways, while Senku decides to take a piece of bronze from the Buddha for improving his sextant.[3]

Trivia[]

  • Senku remembered the coordinates because it happens to be an easy number when using seconds rather than degrees.[4]

References[]

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/K%C5%8Dtoku-in
  2. Dr. Stone Manga: Chapter 7, Pages 3-4
  3. Dr. Stone Manga: Chapter 7, Pages 5-9
  4. Dr. Stone Manga: Volume 2 — Extras

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