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Wild art: Great Buddha undergoes ritual cleaning

  • JAPAN NEWS / YOMIURI

    Great Buddha undergoes ritual cleaning: Priests and other workers clean the Great Buddha statue in Todaiji temple in Nara, Japan, last month during the annual ritual called “ominugui.” The 49-foot statue of the Vairocana Buddha is designated as a national treasure. About 180 priests and followers climbed on the statue or used gondolas hung from the ceiling and spent about two hours cleaning it with cloths and dusters.

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Japan News / Yomiuri

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