This might be the day of traditional superlatives…

Visiting Nara we went out to see the Todai-Ji temple site.

On this site you’ll find the world’s largest wooden building, the Daibutsu-den (Daibutsu Hall).

In this building sits the world’s largest statue of the Buddha Vairocana. In Japan, this statue is known as “the” Daibutsu.

The Daibutsu-den

A Bodhisattva (Kokuuzo bosatsu, left) and the Daibutsu (right)

The whole temple site is inhabited by Sika deer. In Shinto religion these deers are the messengers of the gods.

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