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Gradually it became dark. In the park, there were a few tourists, but many deers. I ran to the old big temple Kofukuji in the Nara park. There are a lot of Buddhist statues of National Treasure (the most famous is Ashura, I guess). It was so late that they closed the gate, so I only watched the outside of the pagoda and some halls.

Sunset of Kofukuji temple in Nara

Sunset of Kofukuji temple in Nara

map of Kofukuji temple

map of Kofukuji temple

The five storied pagoda

The five storied pagoda is National Treasure. The Empress Komyo who was the wife of the emperor Shomu, and the daughter of Fuhito Fujiwara, made in 730. After that, it was burned and destroyed five times. This was built in about 1426. Height is 50.1m.

The five storied pagoda

The five storied pagoda.

Nanen-do hall

Nanen-do hall. Originally aristocrat Fuyutsugu Fujiwara built for his father in 813. This is the fourth construction in 1789.

Fuku Kensaku Kannon Bosatsu

National Treasure. Fuku Kensaku Kannon Bosatsu statue at Nanen-do hall.

deer at Nanendo

There was only deers around Nanen-do hall.

pink cherry blossoms and Nanendo hall

pink cherry blossoms and Nanendo hall

Nanendo hall's top

Nanendo hall’s top

Hokuendo hall at Kofukuji

Hokuendo hall. National Treasure. It is said the most beautiful hall in Japan’s this types hall (Hakkaku-en do), The first was constructed in 721 by the Emperor. It was rebuilt in about 1210.

Miroku in Hokuendo

Hokuendo hall’s Buddha. This Miroku Nyorai statue is National Treasure.

three-storied pagoda

three-storied pagoda at Kofukuji temple. It was built in 1143 by the empress of the emperor Sutoku, but unfortunately it was burned in 1180. After that it was rebuilt. Height is 19.1m. National Treasure.

three-storied pagoda of Kofukuji

three-storied pagoda

The birthplace of Noh School Konparu

The birthplace of Noh School Konparu

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