(Nara Trip 1: around Todaiji Temple)
Second day in Kyoto. In the morning, took a short one-hour drive to Nara in late autumn. First, greeted the deer, a messenger of gods at Kasuga Shrine.
The roof of Daibutsuden (Great Buddha Hall) at Todaiji Temple was beautiful. The golden shibi was said a spell to ward off fire, and was installed when the hall was rebuilt in the Edo period.
Entered through Tengakimon Gate of Todaiji Temple. This gate was built when Todaiji Temple was founded, and is indeed a national treasure with an imposing appearance.
In front was Tenggemun Cafe. Their natural fruit juice was delicious. In front of the shop, they were baking baked potatoes.
The roof of Todaiji's Great Buddha Hall over the red-tinted autumn leaves.
Great Buddha Hall of Todaiji Temple seen from the front. A national treasure. Todaiji is the head temple of Kegon Buddhism, one of the six Nanto Buddhism schools.
Great Buddha was really big and overwhelms every time. And his face was always as kind as ever.
From Great Buddha Hall to the "Nigatsudo". This hall was where Omizutori is held in February of the lunar calendar. A national treasure.
A view of Nara City from the corridor of Nigatsudo Hall. Mt. Ikoma's view in the distance.
The adjacent "Sangatsudo". A national treasure.
Shosoin Hall was only open on weekdays, so saw it from the outside. A national treasure.
(Continue to Nara Trip 2)
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