Ashura

Ashura
Item# ASHURA001

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Ashura
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Kofukuji Temple is a Buddhist temple in the city of Nara, in Nara prefecture, Japan. The temple is the headquarter of the Hosso school in Japan.

Kofukuji has its origin as a temple that was established in 669 by Kagami-no Okimi, the wife of Fujiwara-no Kamatari, wishing for her husbandsís recovery from illness. Its original site was in Yamashina, Yamashiro Province (present-day Kyoto). In 672, the temple was moved to Fujiwara-kyo, the first artificially planned capital in Japan, then again in 710, moved to its current place, on the east side of the newly constructed capital, Heijo-kyo, today's Nara.

Ashura is a one of National Treasures at Kofukuji. Scale: 1/12, 12 cm (4.7"), made by Kaiyodo