The Hidden Buddha Surrounded by a Hill of 150,000 Lavenders

the hidden buddha surrounded by a hill of lavender 4 The Hidden Buddha Surrounded by a Hill of 150,000 Lavenders

Photograph by Shigeo Ogawa via Vitra

 

On the outskirts of Sapporo, Japan, you will find the Makomanai Takino Cemetery. Established in 1982, a large stone Buddha sculpted 15 years ago sat alone in a vast field, giving an ‘unrestful impression’ according to the client.