Todai Temple


Todai Temple

Monumental temple of the Kegon sect of Japanese Buddhism, located in Nara, Japan. The main buildings were constructed in 745–752 under the emperor Shomu, marking the adoption of Buddhism as a state religion. The Great Buddha Hall, built within a 2-sq-mi (5-sq-km) enclosure, measured about 288 by 169 ft (88 by 52 m) and, as restored today, is the largest wooden building in the world. The 53-ft (16-m) Great Sun Buddha was installed in 752. The Shosoin is a repository for more than 9,000 works of art from the Nara period and more than 600 personal effects of Shomu.

Variants of TODAI TEMPLE

Todai Temple Japanese Todai-ji

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