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02_Nara_Early_Heian_ - JAPAN ART VISUALS 2 NARA ART AND ARCHITECTURE The Yakushi(Healing Buddha on the left and his trinity on the right found at

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JAPAN ART VISUALS 2
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NARA ART AND ARCHITECTURE
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The Yakushi (Healing Buddha) on the left, and his trinity on the right, found at Yakushi-ji in Nara. Bronze was still a prominent medium at this time. See LapPlante 23.4
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Air view of the present Golden Hall of Todai-ji with its magnificent hipped roof. Though only 2/3 the size of its former self, it is still the largest wooden structure in the world, and it is called the Great Buddha Hall (Daibutsden) because it houses the largest bronze sculpture of Buddha in the world. See LaPlante 23.1a but especially b for the artistic reconstruction of what it may have looked like originally
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Todai-ji Great Hall, frontal view. It measures on the frontal length 187 ft., depth 165 ft., and height 160 ft. 23.1a
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Vairochana (Rushana), the Cosmic or Universal Buddha found at Todai-ji. He is sometimes referred to as Dai Nichi, which connects him in the Japanese mind with the Sun Goddess, the character for which is the same. Height 49 ft., seated on a lotus throne, each leaf of which is inscribed in low relief scenes of the cosmos and text telling how 1 billion rays of light emanated from the Buddha at his enlightenment and proceeded to flood the many universes with light.
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This note was uploaded on 02/17/2012 for the course HUM 240 taught by Professor Francescalawson during the Fall '11 term at BYU.

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