Japanese Characters for Todaiji


This is the "Nandaimon" or "Great Southern Gate", with the Daibutsuden overtowering it in the background. It was built in 1199 and is 62.3' high - 2/3 the size of the original that was destroyed in a typhoon in 962.

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