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17/18 Usuki Stone Buddhas

The Usuki Stone Buddhas were estimated to be carved during the 12th century, and consist of four groups of stone Buddhas. The reason why these stone Buddhas were carved here is unclear.

Among Usuki Stone Buddhas, 59 statues are selected as National Treasures of Japan. They are the first national treasures in Kyūshū, and also the first stone Buddhas selected as national treasures.

When I was there I found a group of University students writing the lessons from the teacher in their notebooks. For me it was a surprising and funny situation because they were wearing school uniform and they were all paying attention and listening with respect and interest to their teacher!

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