Todaiji Temple

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Todaiji Temple was completed in 752 with one of the largest bronze statues in the world. It has an imposing gate supported by eighteen 25m high pillars Blown down by a typhoon in 962, the gate was re-built in 1199. its exterior niches has two 8m wooden figures of Deva Kings, guardians of Buddhism. Great Buddha is National Treasure. The statue measures 16.2m in height and has a face 4.8m long and 3m wide; eyes 1.2m wide; a nose 48cm high. The material used are estimated 437 tons of bronze, 75kg of mercury, 130kg of pure gold and other materials.

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