A half-open door arouses people's curiosity. If the door is completely open, people will have no problem peeking inside without being told to do so, and perhaps they are opening the door because they want people to peek inside, whereas a half-open door seems like an opportunity to peek into a space that is not meant to be peeked into. Now if there was a sign next to the door that said "No peeking" it would be perfect. Most people would be unable to suppress their curiosity and would peek inside.
The same is true of the doors of the Fudo Hall and Yama Hall at the Shingan-ji Temple in Daizawa, Setagaya. Although there was no sign prohibiting peeping, the door was halfway open, as if inviting me in. As I hurriedly approached the door before it was closed by someone, I saw a human-like figure with a red face sitting in the doorway. It is Yama.
Yama's eyes were wide open and he had an angry look on his face. He is rebuking the human being so that he will not commit the sin again. When I saw the situation, I interpreted that someone who is not me was being scolded on my own, but when I thought about it later, I thought that he was scolding me.
|Apr 2022 STILL LIFE TOKYO|
|DAIZAWA DEITY DOOR TEMPLE|
April 1, 2022
Still Life Photography
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