Jul 9, 2011

Two Deva Kings of Mokujikii

There are statues of Two Deva Kings (Niou in Japanese) which Mokujiki sculpted in Shinpukuji Temple in Nagaoka city Niigata Prefecture.

Two Deva Kings are enshrined at a temple gate. They are guardian gods, and stop evils from entering temples.

Thus, their face is angry. However, statue Mokujiki sculpted does not seem to be angry.

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