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Sendai Daikannon in Sendai, Japan.
|Height||100 metres (330 ft)|
|Completion date||September 1, 1991|
|Dedicated to||Nyoirin Kannon 如意輪観音|
It is the tallest statue of Nyoirin Kannon in the world, and the tallest statue of a goddess in Japan. As of 2018, it is one of the top five tallest statues in the world at 100 metres (330 ft). At the time of its completion in 1991 it was the tallest statue in the world, but has since been surpassed for that title.
An elevator takes visitors to the top of the statue, which depicts the Bodhisattva Kannon from Shingon Buddhism. This statue of Kannon bears the Nyoihōju (如意宝珠) wishing gem in her hand, which classifies her as a version of the Nyoirin Kannon ("Wish-fulfilling Kannon") form of Kannon.
- "12 highest statues in the world". opentravel.com.
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