Tōshōdai-ji

  • Address: 13-46 Gojō-chō, Nara-shi, Nara Prefecture ( rough location)
  • Founder: Ganjin
  • Founded: 759

The head temple of Ritsu Sect. The enormous statues of the Vairocana and the Bodhisattva with 1,000 arms in the Kondō (Golden Hall) are simply astounding!
When I was walking through the gate to the Golden Hall, I felt strangely refreshed. I'm just wondering what made me feel that. May be the beautiful flowing lines of the Hall?






"Kondō", Golden Hall
This Hall enshrines three important Buddhist statues




The Front Gallery of Kondō
This building is one of the most representative of 8th century style




"Kōdō, Lecture Hall




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