posted on January 26, 2016
The statue of the Great Buddha, known as the Daibutsu of Kamakura, is now undergoing full-scale restoration and cleanup. The maintenance work for Daibutsu (43 ft and 267 pounds) is conducted to remove rust stains from the statue and to improve earthquake proofing. Scaffolding is covering the statue with translucent sheets, which prevents the visitors to get its full picture. They can view instead live streaming of the restoration work on monitors on site. The entry is free until the work ends on March 10, 2016.