Tōdai-ji

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Tōdai-ji
東大寺
Tōdai-ji Kon-dō.jpg
Great Buddha Hall (daibutsuden), a National Treasure
Religion
AffiliationKegon
DeityBirushana-butsu (Vairocana Buddha)
Location
Location Japan 1 Zōshi-chō, Nara, Nara Prefecture
CountryJapan
Geographic coordinates34°41′21″N 135°50′23″E / 34.68917°N 135.83972°E / 34.68917; 135.83972Coordinates: 34°41′21″N 135°50′23″E / 34.68917°N 135.83972°E / 34.68917; 135.83972
Architecture
FounderEmperor Shōmu
CompletedEarly 8th century
Website
www.todaiji.or.jp

Tōdai-ji (Japanese: 東大寺) is a temple of the Huayan in Nara, Japan. It was built in the Nara period. It is registered as a World Heritage Site as part of Historic Monuments of Ancient Nara. It is famous for a statue named Daibutsu.