jan 1, 743 - Todai-Ji
Built once as a Buddhist/political place then built again in the 1200s during the shogun era and began one of Japan’s most celebrated schools of sculpture. Buddhism was introduced to Japan via. A Korean king who sent an emissary to explain Buddhism to the king’s court. Promoted spiritual unity and was an attempt to unite the various clans under Shomu’s rule, there were major taxes involved.The painting of the eyes was a symbol of bringing the Buddha to life. Made out of wood, and ceramic. Made in Nara, Japan.
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