Daibutsu - Great Buddha at Nara. Great Buddha of Nara belongs to Todai-ji Temple, located in the ancient capital of Nara.  The construction of Todai-ji, was completed in 752 with the aim, not only to house the Great Buddha image, but also to consolidate the position of the city as Japan's capital and powerful center of Buddhism. The Great Buddha Hall, called "Daibutsu-Den" the main hall of Todai-ji, was rebuilt several times. The current structure, completed in 1709, is only two-thirds of the original size, but is still the largest wooden building in the world. The seated figure inside is the world's largest bronze image of Buddha. The Historic Monuments of Ancient Nara were registered as UNESCO World Cultural Heritage properties. (image by John Lander)
Daibutsu - Great Buddha at Nara. Great Buddha of Nara belongs to Todai-ji Temple, located in the ancient capital of Nara. The construction of Todai-ji, was completed in 752 with the aim, not only to house the Great Buddha image, but also to consolidate the position of the city as Japan's capital and powerful center of Buddhism. The Great Buddha Hall, called "Daibutsu-Den" the main hall of Todai-ji, was rebuilt several times. The current structure, completed in 1709, is only two-thirds of the original size, but is still the largest wooden building in the world. The seated figure inside is the world's largest bronze image of Buddha. The Historic Monuments of Ancient Nara were registered as UNESCO World Cultural Heritage properties.
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