Elaborate Buddhist Temple Made From Discarded Amazon BoxesGeoff Manaugh12/03/13 9:19amFiled to: architectureAmazonJapantemplemodel1EditPromoteShare to KinjaToggle Conversation toolsGo to permalink GIF What do you do with your Amazon cardboard boxes? Throw them away? An individual in Japan turned them into one of the country's most famous temples, the Byodoin. Advertisement The temple is a national treasure in Japan and is featured on the back of ten yen coins.NicoNico Douga user Upuaza Touryou took around five months to complete the sculpture, which is made up of over five thousand cardboard parts. Total cost? 300 yen or about US$3. Here is a the full video, which shows more details of this amazing sculpture.ダンボールで平等院鳳凰堂を建立してみた [YouTube via NicoNico Douga]To contact the author of this post, write to bashcraftATkotaku.com or find him on Twitter @Brian_Ashcraft. Advertisement Advertisement Kotaku East is your slice of Asian internet culture, bringing you the latest talking points from Japan, Korea, China and beyond. Tune in every morning from 4am to 8am.