After Daibutsuden, I went to the other hall on the hill. There are famous two halls, one is Sangatsudo hall and the other is Nigatsudo hall. There were a few tourists and priests because it was almost sunset, but some deers were walking.
Sangatsudo hall and stairway
many lanterns form a line at the stairway of Nigatsudo
big stone lantern of Nigatsudo
There are old woods at the back of Daibutsuden.
In the spring, there are many Asebi blossoms around Todaiji.
Sangatsudo (Hokkedo) hall. Sangatsu means “March” in Japanese. It is the oldest hall in Todaiji temple that was shown in the picture “Todaiji Sanka Shiizu” in 752.
Nigatsudo hall is one of the Todaiji temple’s halls. National Treasure. It was burned down in 1667, and rebuilt in 1669. There are two the principal Kannon images that are never unveiled.
Chozu beside Nigatsudo
Nigatsudo hall. Nigatsu means “February” in Japanese.
Nara city view from Nigatsudo hall. Left big roof is Todaiji Daibutsuden hall.
Todaiji temple’s bell.
deer drinking water
sunset at Todaiji temple