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Buddhist Monuments in the Horyu-ji Area

Listed under Temples in Osaka, Japan.

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One of Japan's foremost national treasures, the Horyu Gakumonji temple complex is a series of multi-story pagodas and halls, containing sleeping quarters, classrooms and libraries as well as places of worship, due to its status as a theological college. It was constructed during the middle of the 1st Century and, largely owing to partial reconstruction on a number of occasions, is in excellent condition. This means that it is home to some wonderful, original pieces of art such as statues, carvings and frescoes as well as offering a fascinating insight into the lives of the students of Buddhism during this period.

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“Buddhist Monuments in the Horyu-ji Area”

'There are around 48 Buddhist monuments in the Horyu-ji area, in Nara Prefecture. Several date from the late 7th or early 8th century, making them some of the oldest surviving wooden buildings in the world. These masterpieces of wooden architecture are … Read more...

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