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Metal Buddha from 3 Pieces of Soybeans

It is a story of the days of the 8th Shogun Yoshimune in the Edo era. With a thought having come across a mind of Eiko Osho or a chief Buddhist priest of Zengan-ji Temple that he should build a great statue of Buddha, he was traveling around several countries, asking for alms. However, the donations did not gather as expected, and time just passed steadily.