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Discover 9 places tagged “Statues” in Japan
Kincho Raccoon Dog Statue
A statue of a mischievous raccoon towers over this city park.
Added by TRP
A shrine contains nearly 200 statues of the Buddhist deity Jizo, dressed in bibs by parents who have lost a child.
Added by abbyzoom
He's not quite the menace he once was, but he still has some chops.
Added by wheninroam
Sekigahara War Land
One of the bloodiest and most important battles in Japanese history is recreated with kitschy concrete statues.
Added by Eoal
Sun Messe Nichinan
These seven moai figures are the world's only sanctioned replicas of the Easter Island originals.
Added by Jane Weinhardt Goldberg
Peeing Boy of Iya Valley
A statue erected on an infamous cliff where young boys would hold dangerous "pee offs" to prove their mettle.
Added by LyneD
Odaiba Statue of Liberty
This little replica of Lady Liberty provides a bit of NYC in a Japanese city.
Added by samreeve
Forest of Seven Lucky Gods
The divine septet of Japanese fortune gods are rendered in 1,000 year old wood at this peaceful site.
Added by emmaprew
Tetsujin 28 Robot Statue
A 59-ft. robot statue looks over the citizens of earthquake-ravaged Kobe.
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