Archive for April 10th, 2011

by / on April 10, 2011 at 10:55 PM / in Kasuga Taisha Shrine, Nara WH

Kasuga-taisha Shrine in Nara!

Kasuga Grand Shrine is a Shinto shrine in the city of Nara, in Nara Prefecture, Japan. Established in 768 AD and rebuilt several times over the centuries, it is the shrine of the Fujiwara family. The interior is famous for its many bronze lanterns, as well as the many stone lanterns that lead up the shrine. The architectural style Kasuga-zukuri […]

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by / on April 10, 2011 at 8:39 PM / in Nara WH, Toshodaiji Temple

Toshodaiji Temple, Nara April 2011!

Toshodaiji-Temple was founded in 759 A.D. by Ganjin, a priest of the Tang Dynasty, as a place for teaching the Ritsu Sect of Buddhism. Ganjin underwent tremendous hardships in his attempts to visit Japan. After a period of 12 years, in which he failed five times to cross the Japan Sea, he was finally able to land in Japan, though […]

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