Culture Photography

800 Lifelike Statues Discovered In Abandoned Japanese Park

Amazing images of statues found in abandoned Japanese park were shared by photographer Hen Ohki known as Yukison. While his travel in Toyama Prefecture in Japan, Yukon discovered more than 800 lifelike statues sit amidst the overgrown shrubs.

They stand near the town of Osawano in Japan in a village named Fureai Sekibutsu no Sato – which translates literally to ‘the village where you can meet Buddhist statues’.

Founder of the park, Mutsuo Furukawa paid a reported 6 billion yen (£44million) to a Chinese sculptor in 1989 for the figures and hoped to keep them with him for all eternity. Some of them are Buddhist deities and others are based on people Furukawa knew during his lifetime.






All Images © Yukison


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