The Great Buddha In Kamakura
You knew it had to happen at some point. A foreign head of state, "I'd like to visit the Great Buddha which I once got to visit as a child."
The Kamakura bronze statue, perhaps not as well known as other significant relgious statues, if only beacuse this is about meditation, deep restfulness, serene bliss...
A huge, lovely, sexy monument to the fact that we can just sit down, and ignore the buzz of the busy world.
The Kamakura Great Buddha: A fantastic, matrix-like, huge, natural place to... wash your hands, rinse your mouth (do not forget, it is a Japanese temple) and walk slowly towards the deity.