Kamakura Buddha in Blue Light

daibutsu-blueThe Great Buddha in Kamakura, Kanagawa Prefecture, was illuminated with blue lights in commemoration of World Diabetes Day on Friday, Nov. 14.

About 50 famous structures across Japan, including Tokyo Tower and Nagoya Castle, were illuminated in blue as part of the diabetes awareness campaign in over 90 countries and regions around the globe.

Around 18.7 million people in Japan are estimated to be diabetic or in danger of developing the disease.

(Soure: The Mainichi Daily News)

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