Daikōdō (Great Lecture Hall)

National treasure
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.

Yakushi triad (National treasure, Heian Period: end of 8th - late 12th c.) and Four Heavenly Guardians (Important cultural property, Heian Period: end of 8th - late 12th c.)

Yakushi (Sakyamuni) triad

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