Photographer's Note

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 looks a little disturbed so I'm not sure if it's a rakan or not. Most of them look more like this.

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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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