Photographs and schematic representation of the Nara Daibutsu. (A) Current Great Buddha Hall (Daibutsuden), which is 57.5 m wide, 50.5 m deep, and 49.1 m tall. It was rebuilt in 1691 A.D. due to fire. The original hall was even larger and had a width of 86 m. (B, C) Great Buddha. Processes involved in the production of the Buddha were as follows: More than 2 million people were reportedly involved in this project, even though the total population of Japan was 5 million at that time (Kito 2000).