World Heritage Wonders - Todai-ji Temple in Japan

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James Blake Wiener
by JAPANmania/UNESCO
published on 03 September 2018

Todaiji is an ancient temple complex in Nara, Japan. Founded in 738 CE and officially opened in 752 CE when Nara was the capital, the temple is the headquarters of the Buddhist Kegon sect. The temple has a 500-ton sculpture of the Buddha, best known in Japan as the Nara Daibutsu, which is the largest bronze statue in the world, housed in the largest wooden building in the world. Todaiji is also home to thousands of precious art objects and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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JAPANmania/UNESCO, . (2018, September 03). World Heritage Wonders - Todai-ji Temple in Japan. Ancient History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.ancient.eu/video/1526/

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JAPANmania/UNESCO, . "World Heritage Wonders - Todai-ji Temple in Japan." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Ancient History Encyclopedia, 03 Sep 2018. Web. 26 Feb 2020.

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