Aug 17, 2011

Lighting-up of Kofukuji Temple and Todaiji Temple

Nara to-kae is held from August 5th to 14th. During to-kae, tens of thousands of candles are lit up around Nara Park. Kofukuji Temple and Todaiji Temple are also lit up. I visited Nara on August 8th to see to-kae.

Five-story Pagoda from Sarusawa Pond

Five-story pagoda

Candles makes flower shape

Guardians of Todaiji temple

Hall housing the seated image of the Great Buddha

Four heavenly kings

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