HASE KANNON TEMPLE - JAPAN
Hase temple was founded in 736 by priest Fusasaki Fujiwara in the area 40,000 square meters at Kamakura, Kanagawa . Hase Kannon is a temple of the Jodo sect, that is most famous for its statue of Kannon, the goddess of mercy. The statue shows Kannon with eleven heads, each representing a characteristic of the goddess. The 9.18 meter tall, gilded wooden statue is regarded as the largest wooden sculpture in Japan, and can be viewed in the temple's main building.