Monday, July 16, 2012

Kamakura, Daibutsu

On Sunday, Kenji, my mentor in the CG department took us to Kamakura, his home town and also a super hot tourist destination for those from all around Japan and beyond. At over 700 years old, this is definitely the oldest thing I've seen so far in Japan. The statue is an engineering marvel, and to my surprise, for just 20 yen, we were able to peak inside.

You can clearly see where plastic has been added to support the neck, and the steel reinforcements added near the base, but besides that it's mostly original materials. I wondered if a band had ever played inside.

 It's also a little known fact that these glasses date back over 700 years.

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