Hōryūji Buddhist temple, Ikaruga, Japan [041]: Plan of grounds (3)

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Title Hōryūji Buddhist temple, Ikaruga, Japan [041]: Plan of grounds (3)
Collection Name and Number P0479 Lennox and Catherine Tierney Photo Collection
Photo Number Box 35, Japan, Nara, Temples, Horiuji, 41
Publisher Digitized by J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah
Date 1920
Subject Hōryūji (Ikaruga-chō, Nara-ken, Japan)--Photographs; Buddhist monasteries--Japan--Ikaruga-chō--Photographs; Buddhist temples--Japan--Ikaruga-chō--Photographs
Spatial Coverage Ikaruga-chō (Nara-ken, Japan)
Description Photo showing a plan of the Hōryūji Buddhist temple and monastery complex at Ikaruga, Nara Prefecture, Japan
Caption on Slide Map-Plan Horiuji Monast. 607 A.D. Nara, Japan.
Additional Information Image was scanned from color slide. "Hōryū-ji (法隆寺, lit. Temple of the Flourishing Law) is a Buddhist temple in Ikaruga, Nara Prefecture, Japan. Its full name is Hōryū Gakumonji (法隆学問寺), or Learning Temple of the Flourishing Law, the complex serving as seminary and monastery both. The temple's pagoda is widely acknowledged to be one of the oldest wooden buildings existing in the world, underscoring Hōryū-ji's place as one of the most celebrated temples in Japan. ... The temple was originally commissioned by Prince Shōtoku; at the time it was called Ikaruga-dera (斑鳩寺), a name that is still sometimes used. This first temple is believed to have been completed by 607. ... The original temple, named by modern historians and archaeologists Wakakusa-garan (若草伽藍), was lost, probably burned to the ground after being hit by lightning in 670. The temple was reconstructed but slightly reoriented in a northwest position, which is believed to have been completed by around 711. The temple was repaired and reassembled in the early twelfth century, in 1374, and 1603."--Wikipedia
Type Image
Creator Tierney, Lennox
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ARK ark:/87278/s6gm8qs3
Digitization Specifications Original scanned on Nikon Coolscan 5000 and saved as 2700 ppi TIFF. Display image generated in CONTENTdm as JP2000.
Donor Lennox Tierney; Catherine Tierney
Setname uum_lctpc
Date Created 2011-06-28
Date Modified 2011-10-05
ID 336111
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6gm8qs3
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