Monastery receives replica of Japan’s Maha Kamakura Buddha

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Myataung Monastery in PyinOoLwin Township on Wednesday received a replica of Japan’s Maha Kamakura Buddha donated by a well-wisher who commissioned the silicon-fibre copy of the famous statue located near Tokyo.
The statue was transported from Padauk Street in Industrial Zone-1 of Mandalay to the monastery at Peikchinmyaung Cave. Well-wisher U Myint Thein spent K70 million on the carved image, which took two years and three months to make.
“The image made of silicon can be conveyed easily,” U Myint Thein said. “I studied the technology in China to create this image.” The image is 14 feet high and 10 feet wide. The chamber and throne for the image were donated by U Thein Lwin-Daw Myint Myint Sein and family of UTL generator industry.–Aung Ye Thwin

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