Great Buddha of Kamakura

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“The Great Buddha of Kamakura is not the only "great" Buddha in Japan, but he is the only one you can enter, by buying a ticket, through a door located smack in the middle of his big, brass belly. Sitting 37 feet tall, the brass Buddha, or Daibutsu, is best honored by the faithful placing flowers and oranges at his feet. This Daibutsu used to sit in a small, wooden house but he was rendered homeless after a tidal wave, tsunami, washed it away.”
Pamphlet, Mario is Missing!
Luigi's photograph of the Great Buddha of Kamakura
Luigi's photograph of the Great Buddha of Kamakura

The Great Buddha of Kamakura (in Japanese: 鎌倉の大仏; Rōmaji: Kamakura no Daibutsu) is a 11-meter-tall bronze statue of Amitābha Buddha in Tokyo, Japan. The Buddha is honored by placing flowers and oranges in front of him. In all versions of Mario is Missing!, one such orange is stolen by a Koopa Troopa and must be returned by Luigi. However, to prove the authenticity of the orange, he must first answer two of the following trivia questions:

  • The Buddha is:
    • made of copper
    • a former Sumo
    • 37 feet tall
    • made of wood
  • You can pay extra to visit inside the Buddha's:
    • belly
    • naval orange
    • wooden house
    • bullet train