Finally, we arrive at the huge statue of the reclining Buddha! And when I say huge, I mean ‘probably the biggest bronze statue in the world’ huge. Known as Nehanzo or Shaka Nehan (nehan meaning Nirvana), the statue is 41 meters long, 11 meters high, and weighs almost 300 tons. It shows Buddha at the moment of death, or entrance into nirvana.
It’s amazing, really. All the details and just the magnificent size of the statue… And so peaceful (if you ignore the crowds ;)).
If you ever visit Fukuoka, I recommend visiting this temple and its astonishing Buddha statue. I truly regret not visiting during my previous stays in Fukuoka!
(oh, this is not the end of my Nanzoin Temple series, there’s still more amazingness to come…)