A view of the gate of Todai-ji Temple in Nara, which houses a huge wooden statue of Buddha. Note the deer wandering all over the place.
A better view of the temple gate.
Most (all?) temples in Japan have incense burners in front of them.
At both this temple and Senso-ji in Tokyo, we saw people bringing smoke towards their faces before entering the temple.
One of two statues to the side of the giant Buddha.
The giant Buddha of Todai-ji Temple.
A statue in the back of the temple.
Ornamental metal vase (about 20 feet high) in front of the Buddha statue.
The statue to the right of the Buddha.
Statue in front of the temple.