Inspiration of Buddha Statues

1. In Kyoto there are many temples, along with thousands of Buddha statues. Each has its own unique color and facial expression, as well as a reason and a background for its form and figure.

2. One such statue called Gogoh-shiyui-amida-butsu — cherished for its image of Buddha with “Afro hair” — is located in the Konkai Komyo-ji (temple), known as the birthplace of the Shinsen-gumi. According to the tradition, Buddha persevered in his practice of sadhana (ascetic training), seeking a way to save people from a lawless world of never-ending sadness. As a result, his hair grew longer and longer while he spent an interminable period called go-goh (five gohs) in this quest.

3. In Buddhist terms, goh is a vastly extended period of time. One goh is defined in the following way: A female angel residing in a heaven descends to earth every three years to gently touch a rock surface. She repeats this until the rock is worn away — a process that lasts one goh. Thus, five gohs is an astronomical number of years that easily extends beyond the history of the earth.

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Viewing Japanese gardens in Kyoto
日本庭園
Zazen
坐禅
Nurturing the arts
京都ギャラリー
Stay at a Buddhist temple
宿坊
Gyudon(beef-on-rice bowl)
牛丼
Paper fortune
おみくじ
Food model
食品模型
Jinrikisha(Rickshaw)
人力車
Shinjuku
新宿
Gundam 1/1
ガンダム1/1
Ramen Museum
ラーメン博物館
Tokyo Station
東京駅
Okinawa soba
沖縄そば
Public market
公設市場
Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium
美ら海水族館
Utaki
御嶽
Hong Kong
BRAVE10/ TIGER&BUUNY
Japan
Saint Seiya
Japan
Fate/Zero , BLEACH
Italy
One Piece
Harajuku fashion is a way to express myself.
I want to create awesome kawaii nail art.
How global fans see Japan: kawaii heaven.
Toybox kawaii shop shows people power.
TOTTORI YOKAI ROAD
where yokais and humans live together
ANIME PILGRIMAGE
a quest to visit locations relating to stories and characters
VACUUM TUBE HEADPHONES
a key item to bridge dreams and reality
KOBE TETSUJIN 28-GO
mega-size robot who saves the peace in Kobe city
Department store basement
デパ地下
Nishikigoi
錦鯉
Metal tableware
金属食器
Kimono
着物
SUKIYAKI
すき焼き
SOBA
蕎麦
ODEN
おでん
RICE CAKES
YAYOI KUSAMA
HISASHI TENMYOUYA
Nerhol
TABAIMO
SANJA MATSURI
NEBUTA MATSURI
NIIHAMA TAIKO MATSURI
MENBURYU
KARATEDO
空手
SADO
茶道
JUDO
柔道
SHODO
書道
SUKIYA-DAIKU
数寄屋大工
SAMURAI AVATAR
侍アバター
FOOD MODEL CRAFTSMAN
食品サンプル職人
KATANA-KAJI
刀鍛冶
GAME CREATOR
GAME CREATOR
SHOGI
SHOGI
SPACE INVADERS
SPACE INVADERS
GAME CENTER
GAME CENTER