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  1. Kegon School

    Religion Kegon School

    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 Sects of Nara (南都六宗 Nanto Rokushū). It is based on the Huayan or Flower Garland school of Buddhism and was introduced in Japan by the Chinese monk...
  2. Todaiji Temple

    Todaiji Temple

    Deer, regarded as messengers of the gods in the Shinto, roam freely around the temples in Nara.
  3. Todaiji Temple

    Todaiji Temple

    Deer in front of Nandaimon, the Great Southern Gate, a National Treasure (13th century CE)
  4. Todaiji Temple

    Todaiji Temple

    Chūmon (中門), the Inner Gate leading to the Daibutsuden
  5. Todaiji Temple

    Todaiji Temple

    Daibutsuden, as seen from Chūmon.
  6. Todaiji Temple

    Todaiji Temple

    The Daibutsu of Tōdaiji
  7. Todaiji Temple

    Todaiji Temple

    Gilded Amidha Buddha Statue in the Main Hall
  8. Todaiji Temple

    Todaiji Temple

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

    Todaiji Temple

    Bishamonten watching over Tōdai-ji and its precincts.
  10. 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.
  11. Binzuru

    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.
  12. Binzuru

    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.
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