People in this 400-year-old temple worship a robot ’Goddess’

People in this 400-year-old temple worship a robot ’Goddess’

The famed 400-year old Kodaiji Temple in Kyoto unveiled a modern makeover by installing the world’s first sutra-chanting android deity. Modelled after Kannon, the Buddhist Goddess of Mercy, the robot version of Kannon, named ’Mindar’, stands on a pedestal at 195 centimeters tall, weighs 60 kilograms, and is made with silicon and aluminum. Mindar delivers a 25 minute pre-programmed sermon everyday.

KCooper
KCooper
(Un)Fortunate Son
(Un)Fortunate Son 1 year

I fully respect the coming of our robot overlords... but this is a little ridiculous.

Ekitchi Hoshi
Ekitchi Hoshi 1 year

Japanese are specialist when it comes to mixing new tech with old traditions. It's one reason I visited the country. You can have an old wooden temple right next to skyscrapers in the business district for example.

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