Central Gate & Pagoda, Horyuji Temple

Illustration

Mark Cartwright
by Horyuji Chumon Warizuka
published on 13 April 2017

The Chumon or central gate and five-storey pagoda of the Buddhist temple Horyuji, Nara, Japan. It is the most important Buddhist temple in Japan and was first built in 607 CE by Prince Shotoku during the Asuka Period. The temple was destroyed by fire in 670 CE but rebuilt by 710 CE. It has the oldest wooden buildings in Japan and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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