July 8, 2017

Reclining Buddha

Hōrin-ji Temple, Kamigyō-ku, Kyoto
Fujifilm Finepix X100
法輪寺(京都市上京区下立売通天神道西入る)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: A reclining Buddha is a statue that represents Buddha lying down and is a major iconographic and statuary pattern of Buddhism. It represents the historical Buddha during his last illness, about to enter the parinirvana (涅槃, nehan). He is lying on the right flank, his head resting on a cushion or relying on his right elbow, supporting his head with his hand.

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