The Majestic Todai-ji Temple of Japan
Todai-ji is an amazing temple complex, which is the pride of the bustling city of Nara in Japan. This majestic temple was constructed in the year 743 and is one of the most famous historical temples of Japan. This legendary temple is the largest wooden building across the globe. It also serves as the Japanese headquarters of the Kegon school of Buddhism. In the year 1998, UNESCO, incorporated Todaiji Temple as a World Heritage Site, as a part of the “Historic Monuments of Ancient Nara” listing. The awe-inspiring architecture of Todaiji Temple truly offers a visual pleasure. Buying an acrylic fridge magnet souvenir of the legendary Todai-ji Temple is a worthy way of treasuring your fond memories of your trip to Japan.
Daibutsu – The Most Important Relic of Todai-ji Temple
The most famous relic of the Todai-ji Temple is the Daibutsu – the Great Buddha, a huge statue that boasts a towering height of 15 meters (49 feet). It is the largest gilded bronze statue of the Buddha in the world. The Great Buddha was exquisitely designed by an eminent artist from the Korean Baekje Kingdom. This colossal statue is enshrined in a wooden building, which is famously called the Daibutsu-den - Great Buddha Hall. This Great Buddha Hall or Daibutsu-den was rebuilt twice after it was destroyed in fire. The building of the present Daibutsu-den was finished in 1709 and it measures approximately 57m in length and 50m in width. The original complex also hosts two 100 m pagodas, which were probably the tallest buildings around the world at the time. Record shows that about 2,600,000 people were involved in the construction of the Buddha and the hall.