This beautiful mountaintop Buddha carving in Japan is much newer than it looks【Photos】

Originally published on Sora News by Casey Baseel

Let’s head south from Tokyo to visit the Takatoriyama magaibutsu.

There are temples all over Japan, and in just about all of them you’ll find some sort of Buddhist sculpture or painting. What are much rarer, though, are magaibutsu, or giant Buddhist images carved into mountain rock walls.

However, we recently heard about a magaibutsu on a mountaintop not far from Tokyo, and so we went to see it for ourselves.

The carving is located in the town of Yokosuka, Kanagawa Prefecture, about 45 minutes south of downtown Tokyo. Getting off the train at Keikyu Oppama Station, we

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