18 April 2006

Todaiji Temple - Nara

Todaiji Temple

大仏殿  江戸時代(国宝)木造

The Great Buddha Hall, Daibutsuden    Wood, National treasure
This is the largest wooden structure in the world, but the original hall, built in the Nara Period (8th cent.), was considerably larger. The present building was constructed at the beginning of the 18th century. The Hall was twice destroyed by fire.

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