Great Buddha being cleaned
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Great Buddha's cleaning in Japan's Todaiji Temple

Buddhist monks have held their mid-summer ritual cleaning of the Great Buddha statue at Todaiji Temple in Japan.

About 150 priests and followers were involved in removing the dust from the mammoth figure.

After a ceremony and chanting of sutras to temporarily remove the spirit of the statue, monks began brushing clean the bronze.

  • 07 Aug 2010