Thursday, June 14, 2012

A Belated Happy Birthday Buddha, Wherever You Are !


It's been quite awhile since I did a post for Travel Photo Thursday.

So, before digging through the photo files, I visited Budget Travelers Sandbox.

And, found out I missed Buddha's birthday celebrations in Seoul, Korea.

That's why I dug up this Buddha photo.

The smiling Buddha is probably the most recognized one around the world.

But, there are many other Buddha statues and many other Buddhas.

An excellent article on the topic can be found at Muza-chan's Gate to Japan. 

The smiling Buddha is my favorite but, I don't want to take sides.

So, Happy Birthday Buddha, wherever you are !


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11 comments:

LadyE said...

Welcome back Mike! Love the laughing Buddha...great shot!

Unknown said...

Great shot. I love Byodo Temple in Hawaii, the temple has a beautiful Buddha statue.

Cathy Sweeney said...

I was wondering where you were, Mike. Welcome back & nice Pic. Happy Birthday, Buddha!

Andi at The Particular Traveler said...

Such a fun photo :-) I have a hard time choosing which Buddha I like best, but there's something wonderful about all of them. Going to check out the link to Muza-chan's site now for more info...

RyukyuMike said...

LadyE, Unknown, Cathy and Andi,
Thank you all. I've been busy. Great to hear from you all, again.

Sabrina said...

That is one content looking Buddha :) nice shot!

RyukyuMike said...

Sabrina,
Yeah, that little feller resides right across the street from me !

Datewithabook said...

Buddha and Santa Claus - poster children for being fat and happy!
Happy Birthday, Buddha!

RyukyuMike said...

Datewithabook,
LOL I never looked at it that way. You could be on to something, there !

Allison Laypath said...

I love that he is smiling. Happy Birthday, Buddha!

RyukyuMike said...

Allison,
Smiling, or laughing, he sure makes ya feel good.