The Great Buddha of Kamakura is an enormous bronze statue that was cast in 1252. In the early years of the 13th century, a court lady by the name of Inadano-Tsubone wanted to have a Buddha image created as an expression of her faith. Her quest earned the support of the great priest, Joko, who aided her by traveling throughout the country in pursuit of funds. By 1238, he had collected enough money for work on the statue to begin.
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