Nara WH

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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by / on January 12, 2011 at 10:24 PM / in Horyu-ji temple, Nara WH

Hōryū-ji Temple in Nara!

Hōryū-ji Temple (lit. Temple of the Flourishing Law) is a Buddhist temple in Ikaruga, Nara Prefecture, Japan. Its full name is Hōryū Gakumonji, or Learning Temple of the Flourishing Law, the complex serving as seminary and monastery both. Hōryū-ji Temple’s pagoda is widely acknowledged to be one of the oldest wooden buildings existing in the world, underscoring Hōryū-ji Temple’s place as […]

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