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Birushana, the Big Buddha of Nara, was built in 752 AD. In its seated position, the gilt-covered 250 ton bronze statue stands 15 meters tall. Over the centuries, the statue was damaged in various battles, but restored afterward. The body of the statue was reconstructed in 1185, and the 5.3-meter-high head was rebuilt in 1692.

It's housed in the Todai-ji, the world's largest wooden building, even though the present reconstruction of 1692 is only two thirds of the original temple's size.

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  • Copyright: Howard Goldberg (xtxhoward) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 14 W: 1 N: 187] (529)
  • Genre: Luoghi
  • Medium: Colore
  • Date Taken: 2005-11-08
  • Categories: Vita quotidiana
  • Esposizione: f/2.8, 1/2 secondi
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  • Versione Foto: Versione Originale
  • Date Submitted: 2007-07-12 7:26
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