Day 5 of the photo collection ‘Japan Revisited’. Today’s photograph is a capture of visitors lighting incense sticks at the Tōdaiji Temple. The Tōdaiji Temple (東大寺), or “Great Eastern Temple” is landmark of Nara. The temple is constructed in 752 and houses one of the largest bronze statues of Buddha in the world’s largest wooden building.
Lighting incense sticks is a part of the East Asian culture and traditions. It is intended as a sacrificial offering during a prayer and helps to communicate with the various deities.