NARA: Part of the Todai-ji Temple complex. This is The temple fountain. In this building, closed to the public, is a famous eleven-faced image of Kannon, Bodhisattva of mercy. The original structure was built in 752, but the present building dates from 1669, after the original burned. It is the site of an annual very popular water festival: Omizu-tori. May 21, 1998