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Utsunomiya`s Folktales

Metal Buddha from 3 Pieces of Soybeans


Although who composed it is unknown, a piece of waka or a 31-syllable Japanese poem was created soon, reading “A clod of earth and a piece of stone could make a mountain of Fuji if piled up, and it is heard that even a piece of bean also could become Buddha,” which is still taken by people as a lesson.