Today’s topic is Nara Deer Park and Todai-Ji.
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This place is very recommended by local people and should go when you come to Japan.
Nara Deer Park and Todai-Ji are best to travel spot in Japan. Please know more about here.
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Nara Deer Park
Nara Park is a vast park full of nature, covering a total area of about 511.33 ha. Furthermore, Nara Park has not only nature but also many historical buildings such as Todaiji Temple. The harmony of green and magnificent nature with historic buildings is truly a masterpiece.
Nara Park, where nature and history meet, maybe the face of ancient Nara.
The dates back about 1300 years ago to the relocation of Heijokyo.
It has various features, but Nara Park is “deer”. Therefore, How about 1,200 deers live in the park!
The use of deer crackers is indispensable to interact with such deer! Deer crackers can be purchased at stalls and souvenir shops in Nara Park ♪
Be careful when giving deer crackers to deer. Deer is coming at a great momentum! I’ve actually been there, but I’m going to lose the pressure of the deer coming.
Deer bows when they bow.
Please try it.
It is a temple of Todai-Ji Temple and the headquarters of Kegon Buddhism in Zoji-Cho, Nara City, Nara Prefecture.
In 1998, it was registered as a UNESCO World Heritage Site as part of the “Cultural Properties of Ancient Nara”.
So, It is a representative temple of the Nara period, known as the Great Buddha.
Todaiji Temple, which is famous for the “Nara Buddha Statue”, has many national treasures and is registered as a World Heritage Site. The Nara era, when Todaiji Temple was founded, was a gorgeous era, but there were difficulties such as political change, drought, famine, bad harvest, large earthquakes, and smallpox outbreaks. In addition to these, Emperor Seibu incorporated Buddhist ideas into politics after the long-awaited Crown Prince died before he was one year old, and built a temple.
The Big Buddha is not a strange thing, but it expresses the infinity of the universe by making the Buddha’s body 10 times larger. It was born out of a sincere desire to maximize the power of the Great Buddha who learned the mystery of the universe. Nevertheless, the emperor’s power at the time was able to gather such high-end technologies and build buildings and Buddha statues that reached the artistic level. It also shows that the religion of the people was very deep.
The size of the Great Buddha
Therefore, The current size of the Great Buddha is 57.5m wide, 50.5m deep and 49.1m tall.
This means that the width has been reduced by about two-thirds compared to when it was first built.
Cost of building the Great Buddha
The Great Big Buddha Hall, and the Great Buddha.
So, How much was the cost of building these?
It is said that a total of 2.6 million people were involved in the process of about nine years, and the construction cost is about 465.7 billion yen in modern times.
The second must-see spot at Todaiji Temple is the Daibutsuden. The national treasure, the Great Buddha, has been burned down twice since its foundation, and during reconstruction in the Edo period, pillars could not be procured. Was. However, it is still the largest wooden structure in the world. In addition, we changed roof tile in Showa and knew that there were 110,000 tiles. It is a scale that is still overwhelming, but how grand was it in the past?
Therefore, the official name of the national treasure, too famous Nara’s Great Buddha, is called “Rusanabutsu”. It is overwhelmed by the size of 15m in height, 3.2m in width of the face and 2.5m in size of the hand. The Buddha was able to learn the truth of the universe and became the shining light that illuminated the world. He expresses the wisdom of the universe with his left hand and mercy in his right hand and hopes that people will connect with compassion and deepen their bonds. Since the opening of the Big Buddha’s eye in 752, you have been hoping for peace for 1263 years.
Size / weight
The size of the Great Buddha is about 15m in height, about 70m around the base, and weighs about 250t.
|Price||600yen (Adult) 300 yen (Child)|
|Address||406-1 Zoshicho, Nara, 630-8211|
Conclusion [Nara Deer Park and Todai-Ji]
Thank you for reading my blog.
Probably, there is no place in the world where such a deer is present and comes to people.
You must have wanted to come at least once.
So please Nara Deer Park and Todai-Ji and visit us when you come to Japan.
I am also overwhelmed by the size of the Great Buddha in Nara.