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Daibutsu Den in Nara

This is the Daibutsu Den (the house of the Giant Buddha), also known as Todai-ji temple. It is the largest wooden structure in the world. Fire destroyed the building twice. This structure, which was rebuilt in the Edo period (in 1692), was scaled down to two thirds of the original size.


It houses the two gigantic Buddhas, which I posted earlier, plus Bishamon the temple guardian (I did not get a good shot of Bishamon, sorry).


Here they are: The Bodhitsatva and the Birushana Nyorai.


You can see the Yakushi Nyorai to the left of the doors.


This is my Photo Friday entry for 9/9/05: "Massive"



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Taken on August 4, 2006