Ryozen Kannon

Kyoto, Japan

Ryozen Kannon

The Ryōzen Kannon (霊山観音) is a war memorial commemorating the dead of the Pacific War located in Eastern Kyoto. The concrete and steel statue of the Bodhisattva Avalokiteśvara (Kannon) was built by Hirosuke Ishikawa (founder of Teisan Kanko Bus Co.,Ltd.) and unveiled on 8 June 1955. The statue is 24 m (80 ft) high and weighs approximately 500 tons.

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