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Eighteen Arhats

Guo Chengyi 郭承毅 of Nantong in Jiangsu Province used artificial fibers to make this kite. It is 150 centimeters square. The eighteen arhats 十八罗汉 are worthies who have achieved enlightenment in Buddhism. There is also a set of martial arts techniques developed at the Shaolin Temple in Hubei Province that are said to have been developed based on the positions taken by the statues of the eighteen arhats.

Last update: June 2008
© Marilyn Shea, 2008