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Bodhisattva statue
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Published: June 5, 2009
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and so it is.
i love this things ...

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Image size
1630x1200px 1.09 MB
Shutter Speed
625/100000 second
Focal Length
55 mm
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Date Taken
Jun 7, 2008, 2:07:59 PM
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innerviki's avatar
the face is not that important right?
I'm looking at the hand gesture..
the fingers...
focused positive energy
which expells bad fluids
'warding off the evil'

a very good choice of colours and perspective by the way
adds dignity to the statue
and it looks like an very old one...is it really?
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jyoujoStudent Photographer
this is a very small question
with a very big answer .
i don't really know , i haven't read what was
all about this this statue .
i know about the story though .
but i will look over to see something more specific
about this peculiar statue .
this was from Kyoto btw ,
it's in a temple that i don't remember the name and,
i never came back .
yep,i know , huge impression it must had on me .

but truth be told , i like in there ,
one of my favorite spots in kyoto is the hirano temple
and i was there also only once so ,
go figure that right ?

who knows .. .
pond-072's avatar
nice shot and feel the compassion of this statue
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jyoujoStudent Photographer
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Dj-sebastianoHobbyist General Artist
what a beautiful .!!!!!
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PsPeetHobbyist Digital Artist
This pic has so much magnificence... love it
aoimery's avatar
Looks like a scene from a movie! Great work! :clap: :love:
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RedNihaoHobbyist Photographer
I love this one very much :heart:
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Little-Heart-AttackHobbyist Photographer
This is beyond gorgeous.

Might I ask, where in Japan is this statue located? For I would love to visit it myself.
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jyoujoStudent Photographer
this is from Kyoto ,
you should visit there in late november ,
or early december .
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Little-Heart-AttackHobbyist Photographer
I plan on it! I live in Ayase city so Im not too sure how far away from it I am, but early December sounds so good!
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jyoujoStudent Photographer
you mean near tokyo ?
you are way too far .
but you have (let me think) . . .
[link] here
Kamakura's great budah near you .
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Little-Heart-AttackHobbyist Photographer
I visited Great Buddah and went inside one of them. I loved it so much, I want to see more! Maybe I can take a few weeks vacationa and visit Kyoto. Would I have to fly or does the Shinkansen go that far?
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jyoujoStudent Photographer
shinkansen do the work ,
but will probably cost you something like
¥12.000 just to get there .
there is no Airport in kyoto btw or even nearby .
but the travel is very pleasant : )
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Little-Heart-AttackHobbyist Photographer
I was looking at prices for the Shinkansen and its actually not a bad price at all. I want to ride it once before I leave here anyway. :) Ill be planning a trip.

I also have a question. This year I went to SakuraGicho COSMO WORLD for New Years and Im not sure what to do this year. Do you have any ideas or recommendations?
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jyoujoStudent Photographer
dude i have no idea . Since we don't share the same
interest in new years eve .
I didn't even know there was a SakuraGicho Cosmo world : )
i am such a dork .
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Subarashi desu ne!!!
Your photos are wonderful! )
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josmax07 Photographer
wow, really impressive!
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Aneirin-AryonProfessional General Artist
Awesome colors. It is very harmonious. ^_^
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persephohiHobbyist Filmographer
I really like this. The composition and lighting, and the use of negative space is wonderful. I love the streaks on the statue's surface, like it's an eternally unchanging thing through storms and clear skies. My favorite part is how you can't see the Bodhisattva's face entirely, giving this air of mystery that's a little bit haunting.
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MelodicIntervalStudent Traditional Artist
the colour is beautiful!!!
KibNayu's avatar
amazing! i really like the perspective and color. it's beautiful!
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