Weekly Photo Challenge: Grid- Nio Guardians of Todaiji Temple, Nara, Japan

This week’s photo challenge (yes it’s that time of the week once again!) asks us to make a grid as the centre piece of a photo. I had to rummage through my archives before I came across the photographs of the fierce and impressive wooden statues of Nio guardians outside the Todaiji temple at Nara. The Nio guardians are a bit like the Dwarapalakas who guard the doorway to the deities at Hindu Temples.

Today, at Todaiji these statues are placed behind a mesh made of wires- I guess it’s to stop people from touching the delicate statues. but it creates an interesting photograph. Don’t you agree the statue looks fierce and scary?

Nio Guardian at Todaiji Behind a Grid mesh
Nio Guardian at Todaiji Behind a Grid mesh
Close-up of the Foot of the Guardian behind the grid
Close-up of the Foot of the Guardian behind the grid
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One Comment Add yours

  1. Nirmala says:

    Indeed yes. Very good photo

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