Tobatsu Bishamonten, Kanzeonji Temple, Dazaifu City, Fukuoka Prefecture
Daigensui Myoo (a Buddhist deity believed to have the virtue to convert impurity into purity) standing statue (important cultural property) at Akishino-dera Temple (Nara)
"Agyo," the open-mouthed guardian statue, left, and "Ungyo," the close-mouthed guardian statue at Todaiji temple in Nara (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
IMAGES NIO GUARDIANS | The Metropolitan Museum of Art - Temple Guardian (Nio, one of a pair)
Tamon-ten (Vaisravana) , Color on wood, Late-Heian Period (11th Century) National Treasure (Joruri-ji Temple, Kyoto) , Kyoto National Museum. This and three other sculptures form a set of four guardian deities that has been long been kept in the Hall of Nine Amidas of Joruri-ji Temple. As these guardians are slightly too large for the hall, it is assumed that they were originally made for another hall.
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