The Great Buddha of Nara!

Todai-ji was once the one of the powerful Seven Great Temples houses the great bronze Buddha, the largest Buddha statue in the world, of Vairocana, even today it serves as the Japanese headquarters of the Kegon school of Buddhism. It is a place where tourists and the famous deer of Nara roam together in one… Read More The Great Buddha of Nara!

Fushimi-Inari

Dotted by torii or the effervescent orange gateways, the Fushimi-Inari is the head shrine of Inari located in Kyoto. Inari, a patron of business, merchants and traders was widely revered by businessmen who donated the torans or gates in patronage. Coloured in black and a bright orange, and framing the way up to the shrine,… Read More Fushimi-Inari

Miho Museum

Inspired by a fictitious tale titled, “The Tale of Peach Blossom Spring”, a very popular Chinese folktale, legendary architect I M Pei designed the Miho Museum to the South-east of Kyoto, near the town of Shigaraki in Shika prefecture. In one of the rare cases of architecture seeking inspiration from a literary piece, the museum architect… Read More Miho Museum

Ando – san

Tadao Ando is a poet and his renditions in concrete are simply but frozen musical wonders, adhering to the proverb of architecture being frozen music. The pilgrimage to works of Tadao Ando or Ando-san as he is respectfully addressed is an inspiring one. His attention to detail, love for concrete and purity of massing make… Read More Ando – san