Sendai Daikannon

Local name大観密寺
LocationSendai, Japan

Sendai Daikannon is a large statue of the gem-bearing Nyoirin Kannon form of Kannon, located in Sendai, Japan.

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. At the time of its completion in 1991 it was the tallest statue in the world, but has since been surpassed for that title.

The statue depicts the Bodhisattva Kannon from Shingon Buddhism. This statue of Kannon bears the Nyoihōju wishing gem in her hand, which classifies her as a version of the Nyoirin Kannon form of Kannon.

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Address Japan

Coordinates 38°18'1.892" N 140°49'24.915" E

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