I went to Nara after Kyoto. Nara is one of the old capitals in Japan. This temple Shin Yakushiji was made in 747 by Empress Komyo in order to pray for the recovery of the Emperor Shomu. The temple’s name “Shin” means “new” in Japanese. In Nara, there is a temple named “Yakushiji”, so many people confused Shin Yakushiji is newer than Yakushiji temple. In fact, Shin Yakushiji is older than Yakushiji. There are Yakushi Nyorai (8th century) and 12 Juni Shinsho statues (8th century, National Treasure) in the main hall. Juni Shinsho is a group of 12 generals that guard Yakushi Nyorai Buddha. They arrange around Yakushi Nyorai.