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Founded in 607 during the Asuka period by Prince Shotoku, the temple complex
includes about 40 buildings. In the courtyard are (upper left) the pagoda and (
centre) Kondo (Golden Hall), which houses the most sacred of the temple images
Kanzeon Bosatsu, popularly known as the Kuze Kannon, wood sculpture with
gold leaf in the Tori style, early 7th century, Asuka period. In the Yume-dono of
the Horyu-ji, Nara. By courtesy of the Horyu-ji, Nara uable source of information ...
Their endearing expressions, poses, and naturalistic modelling are in marked
contrast to the stylized, symbolic statues of Asuka period sculpture. Clay
statuettes in the five-storied pagoda were finished in 711, the year following the
transfer of ...
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