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  1. Todaiji Temple

    Todaiji Temple

    Komokuten, one of the pair of guardians in the Daibutsuden
  2. Todaiji Temple

    Todaiji Temple

    Bishamonten watching over Tōdai-ji and its precincts.
  3. Todaiji Temple

    Todaiji Temple

    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 climbing through will attain wisdom.
  4. Binzuru


    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.
  5. Todaiji Temple

    Temple Todaiji Temple

    A UNESCO World Heritage Site that houses the world's largest bronze statue of the Buddha Vairocana 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...
  6. Binzuru


    Wooden statue of Binzuru (o, Pindola Bharadvaja) in front of Todaiji temple in Nara. Binzuru was said to have healing powers, thereby curing a person's ailment whenever they rub the respective body part of the statue.
  7. Nara Period

    History Nara Period

    Nara Period (710-784) The Nara Period (奈良時代 Nara jidai) is the historical period beginning in 710, the year the capital was moved from Fujiwarakyō to Heijōkyō (the modern-day city of Nara), and ending in 784 when the capital was moved to Nagaokakyō. The ten years at Nagaokakyō (784-794) are...
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