Hill of the Buddha

This Buddha statue is known as the symbol of Makomanai Takino Cemetery.The recently created Hill of the Buddha, with the Atama Daibutsu at the center for worship, was created by world-famous architect Tadao Ando.

“How does a statue become a more solemn,attractive figure?” Ando asked himself.His bold answer was to cover the statue with a hill of lavender. Surprisingly,one only sees the head of the statue surrounded by the landscape of the hill.

Atama Daibutsu(The Buddha’s Head)was named for its novel, impressive appearance.It stands in perfect harmony with the surrounding landscape in all seasons.Thus has a new symbol of the cemetery been established.”

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