Tuesday, April 28, 2009

The Buddha at Todaiji Temple

The alter in front of the Buddha statue

The Buddha statue. This is the Vairocana Buddha ("Buddha that shines throughout the world like the sun.") Each curl on his head is the size of a human head. Made from cast bronze, which was then plated with gold. Originally built in 752.

Description of the lotus petals

The Lotus Petals (read description above)

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