Category Archives: NARA

Great Buddha at Todaiji-Temple

The Great South Gate is the main gate of Todaiji. This is the largest temple entrance gate in Japan, suitable in scale to the Great Buddha Hall. The statues of the guardian dieties, the two “Ni-O”s housed in the gate. Always greeted by deer. The Great Buddha Hall is the Main Hall of Todai-ji. Origin of… Read More »

Ashura in Kofuku-ji Temple

Kofuku-ji Temple was founded in early 8th century, rapidly grew  under the patronage of successive emperors and empresses, as well as continued support from members of the powerful Fujiwara family. It is no doubt that this temple is one of the oldest and most prestigious temples in Japan. In this Nara Park area, deer are… Read More »