Ureshino Joju Kannon
Record: 17 m
Ureshino City, located in Saga Prefecture on Japan’s southern island of Kyushu, also has a semi-famous Kannon statue. At 17 meters (55 feet, 9 inches) tall, it has become a local landmark in the town of 28,000.
However, circumstances are forcing the statue’s owners to sell it off. Given the subject and size of the piece, you might think this would be done through private art brokers or religious organizations, but instead, the owners have decided to put the Kannon statue up for auction on Yahoo! Japan.