Daikōdō (Great Lecture Hall)
Heian Period: end of 8th - late 12th c.
This hall was originally built for monks to pursue their Buddhist studies and as a facility in which to conduct memorial services. Lightning struck the hall, as well as the Bell House, in 925, burning them both to the ground. The current lecture hall, the Yakushi triad (a Buddhist "triad" is a Buddha flanked by two attendants) to which the building is dedicated. and the four heavenly guardians were rebuilt in 990.