Since when does Buddha stand?

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I might be making a mountain out of a molehill here but somebody put a Buddha into a mountain. I just google imaged the Buddhas of Bamiyan and I get these:

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But when I google image just Buddha I come across, well, you know, Buddha :

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Granted the one statue at Bamiyan looks very Oriental, it was the only statue out of all of them that had those characteristics.
Is something amiss because the Buddha I know has a sitting problem.
 

BStankman

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Something I don't understand about the Buddha statues is they're depicted with tight curly hair and usually have really long ear lobes. Asians don't have tight curly hair and, as far as I know, don't practice ear lobe lengthening. Both of those things seem more African to me.
I think you are right. Buddha with an afro in Japan.

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This one is of course from Amsterdam.

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