The statue of Affectionate Mother Kannon,Kurume City, Japan

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The 62-meter tall statue of Affectionate Mother Kannon (the largest of such statue in Japan), and the 38-meter high Indian Village Heiwa Daibutsu Tower and Hall (a replica of the one in India). The tower is the second of its kind in the world and the first in Japan!
The huge statue is an observation deck built in 1958, with a total cost of 2 billion Yen or nearly 50 million dollars.

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The dot on the forehead of the statue is an 18 karat diamond, about 30-centimeters (11.8 inches) in diameter.The statue’s ornamental necklace contains crystals and 56 jade stones. The baby she cradles is 13-meters long.
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