Buddha statue wearing all-back hairstyle

Buddha statue wearing all-back hairstyle

2013-04-25 06:42:50 GMT2013-04-25 14:42:50(Beijing Time)  SINA English

By Jia Xiaoguang, Sina English

An online image of a colossal Buddha statue has caused a buzz among China’s Internet users recently, as the Buddha wears an outlandish all-back hairstyle that makes their eyes pop out. Still under construction, this sculpture is located in the Longhua Playground in Luoyang, C China’s Henan Province. While an official declaration has confirmed that the statue, though in the figure of a Buddha, is actually an artistic representation of the founder of the playground, it does little to suffocate the diffusing imagination of the netizens. “How come he wears an all-back hairstyle?” some one is clearly taken aback. “The Buddha must have used some hair-growing shampoo!” another cried out. “This is a sublime piece of art work. “ some other with the eyes of a connoisseur said. “His face reminds you of Sakyamuni, state leader, corrupt official and capitalist at the same time.”

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