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Yakushi-ji was established by Emperor Tenmu in 680. With the exception of the east pagoda , which dates to 730, the present buildings either date from the 13th century or are very recent reconstructions...
Tōshōdai-ji was established in 759 by the Chinese priest Ganjin (Jian Zhen), who had been recruited by Emperor Shōmu to reform Buddhism in Japan...
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