Gallery: Buddha Sculpture Made from 20,000 Dead Bugs

Genma, Japan, Bugs, Dead Insects, Buddha, Buddha scultpure, bug buddha sculpture, eco art

In the Gunma prefecture of Japan there sits an elaborate statue of the Buddha housed within a community hall. From a distance the intricate statue seems to be covered with thousands of gems and jewels… until a closer look reveals that it is actually composed of tens of thousands of dead insects! 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, biodegradable materials.

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  1. qinzhi August 27, 2009 at 6:23 am

    It’s actually a statue of a Bodhisattva (not a Buddha), but thanks very much for sharing this with us!

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