Wild art: Great Buddha undergoes ritual cleaning
  • Thursday, January 17, 2019
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Wild art: Great Buddha undergoes ritual cleaning


    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.


Japan News / Yomiuri

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