Toshodaiji

Kondo (Main Halll), Exterior: North Facade

Date: 

759 CE, 1963 (rebuilt)

Location: 

Material/Technique: 

Work Type: 

Notes: 

Large fish-tail shaped ornaments (shibi) on the east and west ends of the topmost ridge of the roof (replaced during the Kamakura Period, 1185-1333). These were thought to protect the building from fire.

Style/Period: 

Culture: 

Photographer: 

Image Source: 

The Trustees of Columbia University, Media Center for Art History, Department of Art History and Archaeology

Image Date: 

May, 2010