Chugu-ji Temple

Chugu-ji Temple
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Chugu-ji Temple
Chugu-ji is a temple in Nara Prefecture, that was founded as a nunnery in the seventh century by Shôtoku Taishi. Located immediately to the northeast of Horyu-ji, its statue of Miroku and Tenjukoku mandala are National Treasures.

The camphor wood statue of Miroku is a National Treasure dating from the Asuka-era. Formerly painted, it is finished in urushi.