Thursday, April 24, 2014

Nigatsu-do of Todaiji Temple in Nara

So after I visited Todaiji and Hachiman Shrine up the hill I wandered over to this temple which had a view across Nara. Was really nice and you didn't have to pay to go to it either. The name means "Hall of The Second Month" and it is on the side of Mount Wakakusa and it has a few other buildings on its grounds making it a complex inside Todaiji's complex. Sanetada founded the temple in 752 and it made it through the wars in 1180 and 1567 where the Great Buddha Hall did not. 
It has a nice balcony!

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This is the east entrance up to the balcony...

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There is also some bronze/copper lanterns on the balcony as well. I find them fascinating.

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Some colors were right behind it on the mountain.

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Thanks for looking!
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