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Save What You Can

Posted by
Steve Rice (Olympia, United States) on 25 January 2019 in Documentary & Street.

I noticed a real effort being made to repair the beams and posts that weren't too damaged. The damage was caused by rot over the centuries and by wood eating insects.

At the same time as these repairs were being made, the Buddha figures from the hall were being restored. I got to see a lady working on Buddha sitting on a lotus. She was doing painstaking work similar to what I've seen on television of museum art restoration work. I must say she was doing beautiful work bringing the Buddha sculpture to a spectacular state. Unfortunately, photos were not allowed in that area.

A visit to Nikko, Japan

jpla from St Barthélémy, France

Ce sont des travaux titanesques

25 Jan 2019 5:18am

By Marie from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

Excellent photo Steve. Impressive construction. In case of a fall, the workers are fortunately protected by the nets

25 Jan 2019 5:39am

Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

It is huge...

25 Jan 2019 6:09am

Ralf Kesper from Fröndenberg, Germany

Great view!

25 Jan 2019 7:53am

Marjolein from Westvoorne, Netherlands

There is a lot to discover here, the longer you look, the more you see !

25 Jan 2019 8:58am

Marcel P. from Wallonie picarde, Belgium

Un hangar bien rempli, belle photo d'ensemble.

25 Jan 2019 9:01am

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

Great graphic composition.

25 Jan 2019 9:35am

Shaun from Massachusetts, United States

This is a building well worth saving. Excellent look at the work Steve.

25 Jan 2019 10:41am

Devi from Chennai, India

It is good to see restoration you have writen sad you were not allowed to take photographs of the restoration of the Buddha statues. It would have been wonderful had you been able to !

25 Jan 2019 10:41am

Sudipto from Hyderabad, India

Looks like a well organized operation. Good to know they're doing all they can to preserve the place...

25 Jan 2019 11:44am

Nina from Hamburg, Germany

super view of this large repair area

25 Jan 2019 2:19pm

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

You cannot photograph the Buddha sculpture, but it remains in your memory.

25 Jan 2019 2:39pm

Existence Artistique from Angers, France


25 Jan 2019 3:07pm

willy from Belgium

beaucoup de choses à voir dans cette belle image Steve


25 Jan 2019 3:49pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

You have captured the extent of the work so well.

25 Jan 2019 4:04pm

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Superb photo of the repair area .

25 Jan 2019 4:18pm

tataray from Charentes-Poitou, France

Un énorme travail ...

25 Jan 2019 6:12pm

Don from Spokane, United States

This is a fine picture of the part permitting pictures.

25 Jan 2019 6:35pm

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Restoration work is important and can be difficult.

25 Jan 2019 6:53pm

Dreams come true from Utrecht, Netherlands

Important work and good work.
You have seen the boeddha that's is for you the most important.
Very good photo.

25 Jan 2019 8:47pm

Elaine Hancock from Olney, United States

That is a huge undertaking. Just to build the building around the temple first was a big project. I am glad that they are saving this historic building. It seems like this project will take some time.

25 Jan 2019 11:44pm

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Fantastiqu vu de ceba^timent en construction sueprbe graphsime
belle journée

26 Jan 2019 2:17am

Diane from Vancouver ISLAND, Canada

I don't think anyplace in N. America would put that kind of effort in any more. Nicely documented.

26 Jan 2019 4:16am

omid from mashhad, Iran

such beautiful frame & graphics!

26 Jan 2019 5:45pm

Diana from Olympia, United States

A marvel!

27 Jan 2019 5:45pm

sherri from Little Rock, Arkansas, United States

an amazing feat on the part of the workers

28 Jan 2019 10:00pm

Daryl Johnson from Worcester Park, United Kingdom

What a project...

29 Jan 2019 9:27pm