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There are 540 of these statues representing disciples of Buddha at Kitain Temple in Kawagoe. They were sculpted between 1782 and 1825. No two rakan statues are alike. This assemblage on the temple grounds is known as Go Kyuaku Rakan, or "500 Rakan" although there are actually 540.
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There are 540 of these statues representing disciples of Buddha at Kitain Temple in Kawagoe. They were sculpted between 1782 and 1825.  No two rakan statues are alike.  This assemblage on the temple grounds is known as Go Kyuaku Rakan, or "500 Rakan" although there are actually 540.