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Todaiji Daibutsu-den

Todaiji, Zoshicho
Nara Japan

Construction Dates
Floor Count1
Building Uses
 - monument
 - religious
Structural Types
 - lowrise
Architectural Style
 - pagoda style
 - wood

 Heights ValueSource / Comments 
Roof155 ft

• The world's largest wooden building, the Todaiji Daibutsu-den houses the Great Buddha of Nara. It has been rebuilt several times due to wartime destruction. The temple was originally built in 734. The current temple, finished in 1708, is 2/3 the size of the largest incarnation.

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Drawing by Kirk Cumming
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