Todaji - Home of the Great Buddha of Nara - built in 752 AD to honor Vairocana Buddha as a protector of Japan

Todaji - Home of the Great Buddha of Nara - built in 752 AD to honor Vairocana Buddha as a protector of Japan

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東大寺《虚空蔵菩薩坐像》木造, 1752頃製作, 奈良県, 日本 / Todai-ji temple, Wooden seating statue "Kokuzo Bosatsu (Akasagarbha Bodhisattva)" ca.1752, Nara prefecture Japan.

東大寺《虚空蔵菩薩坐像》木造, 1752頃製作, 奈良県, 日本 / Todai-ji temple, Wooden seating statue "Kokuzo Bosatsu (Akasagarbha Bodhisattva)" ca.1752, Nara prefecture Japan.

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華厳宗大本山 東大寺 (Todai-ji Temple) in Nara, 奈良県

華厳宗大本山 東大寺 (Todai-ji Temple) in Nara, 奈良県

E-book about Historic Monuments of Ancient Nara (Japan's World Heritage Site of UNESCO). Todai-ji Temple on the cover. #UNESCO #WHS #WHSJapan #temple #Nara #Buddhism

E-book about Historic Monuments of Ancient Nara (Japan's World Heritage Site of UNESCO). Todai-ji Temple on the cover. #UNESCO #WHS #WHSJapan #temple #Nara #Buddhism

Another look at Todai-ji, a temple complex, in Nara.  This was largest wooden structure in the world until 1998, and was supposedly even bigger before it was rebuilt following the Taira attack in 1180, during which the Taira burned down almost every temple in Nara.

Another look at Todai-ji, a temple complex, in Nara. This was largest wooden structure in the world until 1998, and was supposedly even bigger before it was rebuilt following the Taira attack in 1180, during which the Taira burned down almost every temple in Nara.

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Todai-ji, Nara, Japan. The largest wooden structure in the world that doesn't have a single nail. Only dovetail connections

Todai-ji, Nara, Japan. The largest wooden structure in the world that doesn't have a single nail. Only dovetail connections

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