Statue Of Nio

Expression of wrath

The statue seemed to nurse its wrath

Shot at Ninna-Ji, a Buddhist temple in Kyoto.

The statue with a stern look was Nio which was a muscular guardian of the Buddha. The statue was stationed at the gate built in the 17th century at the entrance of the temple. And it kept staring at every worshiper who went through the gate every minute. It was guarding the sanctuary.

Yet it stood at the main entrance. I thought the malevolent force usually crept from behind. So it was much better to give importance also for the back entrance.

JP
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PHOTO DATA

No

601

Shooting Date

Sep 2006

Posted On

November 10, 2006

Place

Ninna-Ji, Kyoto

Genre

Still Life Photography

Camera

CANON EOS 1V

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