Kofukuji Temple

Kofukuji Temple is one of the temples in Nara Park, which is the Buddhist sect, Hosso-shu sect that prospered during the Nara period. It is the temple representing Nara together with Todaiji Temple, holding numerous temple’s treasure, including the Ashura statue designated as a National Treasure. It was founded as the family temple of the Fujiwara clan, and boasted a tremendous power as a great temple integrated with Kasugataisha Shrine until the Meiji era. Currently it is registered as a World Heritage Site as part of the cultural heritage of ancient Nara.


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