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Todaiji Temple in Nara, Japan
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SUBJECT: Todaiji (東大寺, Tōdaiji, "Great Eastern Temple") is one of Japan's most famous and historically significant temples and a landmark of Nara. The temple was constructed in 752 as the head temple of all provincial Buddhist temples of Japan and grew so powerful that the capital was moved from Nara to Nagaoka in 784 in order to lower the temple's influence on government affairs. Todaiji's main hall, the Daibutsuden (Big Buddha Hall) is the world's largest wooden building, despite the fact the present reconstruction of 1692 is only two thirds of the original temple hall's size. The massive building houses one of Japan's largest bronze statues of Buddha (Daibutsu). The 15 meters tall, seated Buddha represents Vairocana and is flanked by two Bodhisattvas. The Kagamiike (“Mirror Pond”) is in the foreground.
ORIGINAL ARTWORK: 27” x 15” (686 x 381mm) watercolour on fine art paper. Supplied in a quality, antique white double mount; overall 33” x 21” (838 x 533mm) ready for framing. Certificate of Authenticity provided.
Mounted Print: Giclée on 300gsm Fine Art Paper using long-life pigment inks. Supplied in an archival quality off-white mount, ready for framing.
> Canvas Print: Giclée on 350gsm Premium Satin Canvas using long-life Pigment Inks; gallery wrapped* over kiln dried pine stretcher, 19mm deep, with traditional corner joints and wedges.
> Framed Canvas Print: Canvas Print (as described above), set in a Floating Frame (13mm profile and stained mahogany finish). Canvas floater frames give the illusion the canvas print is floating in the distinctive space within the frame. A small gap between the canvas and the frame allows the wrap edges of the canvas to be seen
[* Gallery Wrap means the print image is reflected on each side of the canvas]
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