Old capital

Street photography

Nara is one of the old capitals of Japan. An imperial city with ancient palaces and temples.

One morning we went to the Tōdai-ji temple (Eastern Great Temple). This is a Buddhist temple complex originally founded in the year 738 CE. The temple has undergone several reconstructions since then, with the most significant reconstruction taking place in 1709 with that of the Great Buddha Hall which houses the world’s largest bronze statue of the Buddha Vairocana.

To the temple, Nara 2011