Photographs of the Todaiji Temple

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a Niõ Guardian

The Entrance

The Daibutsuden

The Todai-ji Temple or Daibutsuden is the largest wooden building in the world and houses the Great Buddha.
Also in the temple are the two fierce Niõ Guardians, carved in the 13th century by the sculptor Unkei. These are considered some of the finest wooden sculptures in all of Japan.
The grounds also contain the Shosoin Treasure Repository which used to house Todaiji's priceless collection of art objects.

a Niõ Guardian

The Buddha