The Great Buddha is a Japanese Wonder in Age of Empires III: The Asian Dynasties. It is one of the five Wonders provided to the Japanese in order to advance to the Ages.

Bonuses Edit

It allows the player to use the Informers ability which reveals all activities of all the players enemies, functioning similarly to the Spies technology researched in the Imperial Age, but only lasts for 10 seconds.

The ability has a cooldown of 300 seconds.

Shipments Edit

Once completed, the Great Buddha provides a free shipment of Naginata Riders, that increases depending on the Age. Despite this fact however, it is recommended to construct it quickly, as the Informers ability can be invaluable in earlier stages of the game.

History Edit

"The renowned Great Buddha, or “daibutsu,” is a giant bronze statue of the enlightened Amida Buddha located in Kamakura of the Kanagawa Prefecture in Japan. The statue itself is hollow and sits on the former site of the Kotokuin temple that once housed it. Sculpted by Tanji-Hisatomo and One-Goroemon and weighing 125 tons, it is commonly held that the statue was constructed in 1252 at the behest of the priest Joko.

With a height of nearly 45 feet, it is the second largest Buddha in Japan. The statue took more than a dozen years to complete after its first wooden iteration in 1243. A unique element of the Great Buddha’s history is that its construction was funded entirely by donations from faithful devotees and received no assistance from any governments or official sources.

The Great Buddha of Kamakura is an iconic reference of the influence of Buddhist faith on Japanese culture, and is a celebrated landmark of Japan from the era of the Kamakura shogunate.

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