Founded by the Chinese priest Ganjin in the 8th century, Nara's Toshodaiji is the head temple of the Ritsu sect. Renovation of the beautiful kondo (main hall) took 10 years and was completed in 2009.
Moss and trees line the approach to Ganjin's tomb.
Ganjin's tomb at Toshodaiji temple.
Monument to Zen poet Basho at Toshodaiji temple.
The approach to Ganjin's tomb.