Ueno Great Buddha, Taito

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#109 of 1,745 in Historic Sites in Tokyo
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  • There is a relief of only the face of the mossy bakota and the Great Buddha near Ueno Seiyoken in Ueno Park. This is the place where the Great Buddha, originally called Ueno Daibutsu, was sitting. In the Great Kanto Earthquake, the face of the Buddha statue fell, and during World War II, the military issued only the face and put out the body part." Therefore, it is said that "there is a profit to pass the examination" because "there is no more fall" and it seems that the number of people who come to pray for the entrance examination will increase for the examination from now on. In the bakota, Yakushi Nyorai, Moonlight Pass, and Nikko Pass, which were the main honors of Yakushido in Ueno Toshogu Until the end of the Edo period, were enshrined.
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  • It is located on a small hill in Ueno Park. It used to be a 6-meter-high Buddha, but it is called the "Passing Great Buddha" because it remains only a face due to the damage caused by the earthquake and metal offerings caused by war. It has already become famous, but it is a strange feeling when I look at it without knowing it.
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