A statue of the Dainichi Nyorai (Vairocana or Mahavairocana) Buddha, stolen from Enichi-ji Temple in Kochi Prefecture, Japan in March this year. Source KYODO
 
The Japan Times reports last  month on the theft and recovery of four Buddhist statues including an important statue of the Dainichi Nyorai Buddha – designated as an Important Cultural Property.
 

A 64-year-old Kochi resident was arrested Saturday for allegedly stealing four Buddhist statues worth about ¥140 million from a temple in Konan, Kochi Prefecture, in March. The suspect, Shunji Nishio, reportedly broke into Enichiji Temple in mid-March and stole the items. Among the items was a statue of the Dainichi Nyorai Buddha, which has been designated by the government as an Important Cultural Property. The statues have been all found and seized by the police.

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