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Every evening during March 1-14, Todaiji temple priests carry torches on the balcony of Nigatsu-do Hall. Sparks falling from the torches bring good health. Todaiji temple 二月堂
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Large crowd behind us. Tripods are not allowed.
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The torch is positioned at the corners. It is totally dark when the torches are lit.
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The priest runs while spinning the torch on the balcony. Also see the video at YouTube.
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Only 10 torches are lit. Most photos show a time-lapse shot which lights up the entire hall. Tripod required though, and you need to be a press photographer.
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The torch walk ends in 20 min. Police and firemen are present.
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A World Heritage Site and one of Japan's most famous temples, Todaiji houses Japan's largest statue of the Buddha, a National Treasure. Temple was established about 1,200 years ago.
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Path to Todaiji
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Gate god
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Todaiji Temple, Nara
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Todaiji Temple, Nara
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Todaiji Temple
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Todaiji Temple
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The Great Buddha in Nara.
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Great Buddha, Todaiji Temple, Nara
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Great Buddha
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Japan's largest Buddha statue in Todaiji. National Treasure.
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Rear view
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Scale model of the old Todaiji Temple.
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Crawl through a pillar
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Former JR Nara Station is used as a tourist facility.
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Inside former Nara Station.
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Sento-kun mascot
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Sento-kun mascot
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JR Nara Station
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Train platform at Komaba Todaimae Station on the Inokashira Line.
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Main gate of University of Tokyo, Komaba Campus. I had visited Kyoto University, so I thought I'd better visit Todai too. 正門
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Building 1 at University of Tokyo, Komaba Campus. The most distinguished-looking building on campus. Looks like the Yasuda Auditorium on the Hongo Campus. 1号館
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Map of the Komaba I campus. Most of the buildings are just numbered. They are not named after someone like at American universities.
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Behind Building 1. I focused on the remnants of the old university and photographed the more traditional buildings on campus.
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Above the arch is the crest of the old university called Daiichi High School (Ichiko). 旧制第一高等学校
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About the old crest.
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Manhole with the old Daiichi High School design. This is also behind Building 1. University of Tokyo, Komaba Campus. 旧制第一高等学校
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Another traditional-looking building is this Building 101. Univ.of Tokyo, Komaba Campus1 comments
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Komaba Museum is open to the public. Free admission. This was the former university library.
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Looking very similar to the Komaba Museum on the opposite side is this former Lecture Theater.
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Monument for the old student dormitory that was here.
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Relief of Frederick William Strange near the athletic field. He came to Japan in 1875 as an English teacher at Daiichi High School and started outdoor games which morphed into Japan's undokai sports meets.
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Next to the Komaba Faculty House is this pair of statues not on any campus map.
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On the left is a statue of Jean-Baptiste Arthur Arrivet, a Frenchman who came to Japan in 1877 to teach French and Latin at the old Ichiko. On the right is Friedrich Putzier, a German teacher who came to Japan in 1884.
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Stone monument for the old agricultural university. Komaba was originally a school for agriculture.
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Sculpture for sitting.
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Pond
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The main thoroughfare lined with gingko trees which turn color in autumn.
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Panel display showing the history of the campus.
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The very modern Komaba Communication Plaza. On the left is the coop and bookstore, and on the right is the cafeteria.
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Komaba Communication Plaza
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I decided to have lunch in the cafeteria with an American friend who is a Todai professor.
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The facility was still new, very nice. Cheap food.
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Inside the cafeteria of University of Tokyo, Komaba Campus. We went in before the lunchtime rush at noon.
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My lunch on campus.
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Also see photos of the Hongo Campus.
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They are also still building more buildings.
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Directional sign
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View of Shinjuku from Building 18, the tallest on campus.
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Rugby field.
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Athletic field.
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Rugby field.
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Tennis courts.
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Komaba-Todaimae Station is right in front of the main gate of the Komaba Campus.
   
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