Tuesday, September 01, 2009

They don't make 'em like they used to

The Tokyo Daibutsu may vanquish the forces of evil on a regular basis (or whatever it did, I'm happy to say I've never seen the program) but it was brought to its knees by yesterday's wimpy little typhoon:

Rumour has it that the Kamakura Gundam is still sitting comfortably, having seen much worse in his 750+ years...including regular typhoons, a notable tsunami that destroyed his house, and major earthquakes roughly every 80 years.


EliRabett said...

That Gundam is a real rock

jules said...

Dear Fluffy Bunny,
Apparently he actually survived the typhoon and is just being dismantled as planned at the end of August, although I think (from my very dodgy translation of Japanese news) that the closing ceremony was cancelled because of the typhoon. However - the pyramid-shaped (or perhaps cone-shaped) seated buddha is clearly a good shape for a structure in a disaster prone country. I wonder why everyone keeps building cuboids instead...