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Japan: A Pictorial Record

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This chapter presents 101 photographs of different places and monuments visited by the author and his friends during their world tour. Each photograph is accompanied by a description of the place or the monument. These include Maruyama in Kyoto, Garden Shrine to the Rice Goddess, The Chionin Monastery, The Golden Pavilion and Lake, and the Bronze Image of Amida. The Rice Goddess is one of the minor deities connected with the indigenous Shinto creed, and the peasantry are her devoted votaries, as rice is the main food supply of the people and the rice crop the foundation on which the fortunes of the agricultural population depend. The bronze image of Amida, generally known as the Daibutsu (i.e. the Great Buddha) of Kamakura, is one of the most remarkable statues in the world, whether regarded in relation to its phenomenal size, its dignified design, or the perfection of its workmanship.

Keywords: Chionin Monastery; Daibutsu; Great Buddha; Japan

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