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The Kegon School of Buddhism (華厳宗 Kegon-shū) flourished in the early centuries of Japanese Buddhist history and was one of the largest of the Six...
Deer, regarded as messengers of the gods in the Shinto, roam freely around the temples in Nara.
Deer in front of Nandaimon, the Great Southern Gate, a National Treasure (13th century CE)
Chūmon (中門), the Inner Gate leading to the Daibutsuden
Daibutsuden, as seen from Chūmon.
The Daibutsu of Tōdaiji
Gilded Amidha Buddha Statue in the Main Hall
Komokuten, one of the pair of guardians in the Daibutsuden
Bishamonten watching over Tōdai-ji and its precincts.
Children climbing through a hole in a beam of the Main Hall, which is said to be the same size as the Buddha's nostril. It is said that those...
Binzuru (賓頭盧), short for Bindora Baradaja (賓度羅跋囉惰闍), is a wooden statue seated in the lotus position reputed to have the gift of healing.
Wooden statue of Binzuru (o, Pindola Bharadvaja) in front of Todaiji temple in Nara. Binzuru was said to have healing powers, thereby curing a...