Todaiji Temple Nara New Year

Japan Images: The Great Buddha in Nara at New Year's Eve, Japan

Only on New Year's Eve and New Year's Day are the upper doors, in front of the face of the Great Buddha, opened at the temple, Todaiji (東大寺) in Nara city. Worshipers can thus pray to the Buddha from the outside of the temple on this day.

The Great Buddha in Nara at New Year's Eve.
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Japan Images: The Great Buddha in Nara at New Year's Eve, Japan