Japan's 11-faced Buddha statue presented to Da Nang

(VOVworld) - Japanese Superior Buddhist monk Sagawa Fumon, head of the Todaiji temple, and 34 representatives presented a bronze statue of the 11-faced Avalositesvara Bodhisattva to Da Nang’s Quan The Am (Avalokitesvara Bodhisattva) Pagoda on October 30.

Japan's 11-faced Buddha statue presented to Da Nang - ảnh 1
Scene at the ceremony (Photo: VNS)

The bronze sculpture, a copy of the original in Japan, was created by Japanese Mizushima Iwane – a sculptor from Todaiji temple. It is 88cm high and weighs 33kg. A prayer was organised by the Japanese and Vietnamese Monks at the Quan The Am Pagoda during the donation ceremony.
The visit marked the 1,300th anniversary of Buddhist exchanges between Vietnam and Japan, as well as the close relationship between the two pagodas in Da Nang and Kansai, Japan. Many pilgrimages have been exchanged by Buddhists from the Kansai region’s Todaiji temple and the Da Nang-based pagoda since 2010.

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