Dai Kannon Sendai, Japan 100m (330 ft) Built in 1991
Dai Kannon Sendai, Japan 100m (330 ft) Built in 1991


Wikipedia on Sendai Daikannon:

> Sendai Daikannon (仙台 大観音), located in Sendai, Japan, is the tallest statue of the gem-bearing Nyoirin Kannon (如意輪 観音) form of Kannon (観音) in the world, the tallest statue of a goddess in Japan, and as of 2008 the sixth-tallest statue 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 tourists to the top of the statue, which depicts the Bodhisattva Kannon from Shingon Buddhism.[1] 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.

Roberto Greco