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?