Thursday, August 27, 2009
What's bugging Buddha?
Japan's Gunma prefecture is home to a very unique Buddha sculpture. Wat makes the this sculpture so unique is that it is made from 20 000 dead bugs. Inamura Yoneiji, a 89-year-old local of the area, created the statue in tribute to the souls of the insects, most of which are beetles. The insects in return pays homage to Buddha. The statue took the artist over 6 years to create, and while it might be the creepiest religious icon we’ve ever seen, we admire the artist’s incredible use of natural eco-friendly materials.