Daibutsu (great Buddha) In Japanese Buddhist art, name given to several large bronze images of the Buddhas; the most famous, Amida Buddha, some 49 feet, 7 inches in height, located at Kamakura. The work was erected in 1252 and housed in a temple. The temple has been destroyed twice; after the second destruction it was not rebuilt.


Encyclopedia of World Mythology and Legend, Third Edition – Written by Anthony S. Mercatante & James R. Dow– Copyright © 2009 by Anthony S. Mercatante