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.

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Photo No.
601
Shooting Date
Sep 2006
Posted On
November 10, 2006
Place
Ninna-Ji, Kyoto
Genre
Still Life Photography
Archive
NOV 2006 KYOTO STILL LIFE
Camera
CANON EOS 1V
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