Live: How Toshodaiji Temple exemplifies China-Japan ties
Toshodaiji Temple is located in the outskirts of Nara, the former capital of Japan about 1,250 years ago. The temple stands as a telling example of exchanges between China and Japan. It was built by Chinese monk Jianzhen, who popularized Buddhism in Japan during China's Tang Dynasty (618-907 A.D.) and introduced many aspects of the Chinese culture during his decade-long stay in the country.
Toshodaiji Temple now is a World Heritage Site, and Nara is one of the most popular attractions for Chinese tourists. Follow CGTN reporter Zheng Yibing to explore the beauty of the architecture and how the temple connected the two countries in the past and still does to this day.