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  • Todaiji Temple

    Tōdai-ji (東大寺, Eastern Great Temple) is a significant monastery-temple belonging to the Kegon sect of Buddhism. It was erected by order of Emperor...
  1. Todaiji Temple

    Tōdai-ji (東大寺, Eastern Great Temple) is a significant monastery-temple belonging to the Kegon sect of Buddhism. It was erected by order of Emperor Shōmu (聖武天皇, 701-756) in the eastern part of Nara, the capital of Japan between 710-784, to become the most important religious institution within the network of provincial monasteries and convents (kokubunji) throughout Japan. Todai-ji is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and part of the “Historic Monuments of Ancient Nara”, together with seven other sites including temples, shrines and places in the city of Nara. Immense in scale, Todaiji...
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