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On the grounds of nihon-ji temple, there are 1500 unique rakan statues. A rakan (or arhat in Sanskrit) is an enlightened disciple of Buddhism, one who has reached the final stage and passed the death-rebirth cycle of reincarnation. This one doesn't look as happy as the other statues so maybe it's not a rakan at all, I don't know...

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Additional Photos by Mike Chachich (mdchachi) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 470 W: 14 N: 193] (1612)
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