Great Buddha of Shiga

This is the Great Buddha of Shiga.
A large stone statue of the Buddha stands at the side of Shigagoe-no-michi road that connects Kyoto and Omi. A 3.1-meter high seated statue of Amida Nyorai is carved on a large piece of granite. It is believed to have been made in the Kamakura Period, around the 13th century, and has an extremely gentle expression and a solid body. It is known as the deity of paths who keeps journey safe.

Designation Category
Cultural Property Designated by the City

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