Only a face Buddha
Taito-ku Ueno Park.
  • In the Ueno Park.
  • There is the Colossal Buddha Mountaion.
  • What is there on a hill?
  • That is the Pagoda on the hill.
  • What is the Pagoda?
  • It is the Oriental Buddhist tower.
  • What is it used for?
  • It is a stupa where Buddha's bones.
  • Buddha's bones?
  • Is it here?
  • It is the name of the kind of the building of the Buddhism.
  • The image of Buddha is enshrined.
  • You said that Colossal Buddha Mountaion.
  • Where is the Colossal Buddha?
  • There was the Colossal Buddha in old days.
  • The height was 6 meters.
  • They made it with lime in 1631.
  • The lime is fragile.
  • It seems broken.
  • Yeah. It broke by an earthquake of 1647.
  • Oops.
  • They made it with gilt bronze in 1660.
  • The bronze is tough.
  • They built the Buddha hall in 1698.
  • He is happy on a rainy day.
  • But.
  • The fire reduced the Buddha hall to ashes in 1841.
  • It kept for 143 years.
  • Excellent.
  • A disaster again.
  • The head broke by an earthquake of 1855.
  • Oh my god.
  • Only the head?
  • Recovered immediately.
  • Like a phoenix.
  • But I know the great earthquake.
  • Yeah. It is the great Kanto earthquake in 1923.
  • The head broke.
  • It is just as I thought.
  • The head is fragile.
  • They should make it more firmly.
  • They didn't have enough money.
  • Oh no.
  • They put the Colossal Buddha away in Kanei-ji Temple.
  • He had vacation.
  • 17 years later. It is in 1940.
  • Did they prepare the money?
  • Japan was in The Pacific War.
  • He became the materials of the warship.
  • What?
  • The warship sank into the sea.
  • Oh no.
  • The colossal Buddha returned to the south sea.
  • What is that face?
  • Only a face was left.
  • He lost a brain.
  • Yeah. Only a face.
  • His face is a good gentle.
  • Okay, We have to go back to our office and work.