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This Japanese cemetery is without doubt one of the most impressive in the world

Built in 1982, Makomanai Takino Cemetery is a surprising Japanese cemetery. Already by its size, it measures more than 180 hectares (in comparison, Father Lachaise actually 44) and has rather amazing statues, including a whole collection of statues reproductions of Easter Island famous for their huge head and their buried body.

Credits : Makomanai Takino Cemetery

But what marks us most is this huge statue of Buddha built in 2002 and done by the architectTadao Andō. Connu for his work with concrete and the play of light, Tadao did a job worthy of his reputation with this "Hill of the Buddha"Which offers a skylight from which emerges the immense head of the statue representing the spiritual guide.

From a distance, as revealed by the above shots, only the top of the head of the Buddha. Visitors who want to discover the statue more closely can take a tunnel of 40 meters long to find himself at the foot of this colossus of 13.5 meters. An impressive achievement that immerses believers in an immersive universe, imbued with beauty and of course spirituality.

Credits : Makomanai Takino Cemetery

Credits : Makomanai Takino Cemetery

Credits : Makomanai Takino Cemetery

Credits : Makomanai Takino Cemetery

Credits : Makomanai Takino Cemetery

Imagined by: Tadao Andō

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