Horyu-ji is the temple in Ikaruga-cho, Ikoma-gun, Nara. A head temple of Shutoku-shu. An another name is Ikaruga-dera.
Horyu-ji was built by Shotokutaishi the time of the Emperor Suiko in the 7th century. It’s said to be the world oldest by a wooden building. The size in the precinct is about 187,000 square meters.
Nandaimon, the five-storied pagoda Gojyunotou, Kondo, a grand hall and Yumedono are a name, a barrel national treasure structure is in line. Buddhist culture in the Asuka period is being told soon with Horin-ji and Chugu-ji it neighbors. In 1993, it was registered with world-class cultural property of UNESCO for the first time in Japan.
Address: Horyujisannai 1-1, Ikaruga-cho, Ikoma-gun, Nara (GoogleMap)
Kongourikishi stature is one of Amabe who is a Buddhist palladium. There are Agyo where the mouth opened and Ungyo which has pursed its lips. Two bodies are often enshrined in the front gate in a temple as one pair.
This is Ungyo of a Kongourikishi stature left for Horyu-ji Nakamon gate. It’s said to be the oldest one in Japan.