Sado Nichiren Shonin Daidozo (Huge Bronze Statue)
The largest statue of Nichiren in the world
This bronze statue of Nichiren (founder of the Nichiren School of Buddhism and an exile to Sado) was erected as a result of the concerted contribution of over 3,000 monks and followers all around Japan, and as a part of a celebration for the 750th anniversary since the establishment of the Nichiren School. With Ryotsu Bay as its backdrop, the statue stands facing India, the Buddha's birthplace, at approximately 13 metres high (26 metres including the base). The statue appears with a great dignity well-suited to Sado, which is closely related to Nichiren.
- Aza Hyakunari Kamo Utashiro, Sado, Niigata 952-0028
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- Ryotsu Port Approx 15 by car
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