I visited to Todaiji temple in Nara park. There are many big Buddhist statues. The most famous is Rushanabutsu (Daibutsu) in Daibutuden hall.
Daibutsu. National Treasure. Made in 752 by the order of the emperor Shomu. It was burned for some times and repaired. Height: 14.98 m (49.1 ft), Face: 5.33 m (17.5 ft), Eyes: 1.02 m (3.3 ft) Nose: 0.5 m (1.6 ft), Ears: 2.54 m (8.3 ft). The statue weight is 500 tonnes (550 short tons).
Gate of Nandaimon. First gate was built in Tenpyo period of 8C, but destroyed by typhoon in 962. Now it was reconstructed in 1199 by priest Chogen. National Treasure. 18 piles are 21 meters height, and the gate height is 25.43 meters. It is the biggest Sanmon gate in Japan.
Nio of un at Nanaimon gate. This gate’s Nio statues are 8.4 meters, and made from wood. They are National Treasure.
Nio of A at Nandaimon gate. It made by Unkei and Kaikei in Kamakura period (13C).
Nio of Un (Deva) at Nandaimon gate by Jyokaku and Tankei in Kamakura period.
Kagami ike pond
Chumon gate was rebuilt in 1716.
cloister of Todaiji
Daibutsuden hall (Kondo) . National treasure. The first was built in 752 by the Emperor Shomu, but 2 times it was fired and destroyed. This was built in 1709. Height is 46.8 meters.
Daibutsu. It changes the expression depending on the angle from which it is viewed.
Kokuzou Bosatsu in 1752
Komokuten of 4 Devas. Tamonten is as big wooden statue as Komokuten.
Tamonten of 4 Devas
Big wooden Nyoirin Kannon statue in 1738. It stands beside Daibutsu.
Cloister’s cherry blossoms
Eaves of Todaiji
National Treasure, Lantern