This is one of the komainu (protective dogs) that guard the shrine.
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I'm not sure, but it seems to me, that will bring the lion laugh.
23 Nov 2015 5:28am
Superb image !!
No one will dare enter the Shrine when he is there !!!
23 Nov 2015 6:17am
A guardian that instils a sense of wariness. Dramatic figure, for all its stillness.
23 Nov 2015 6:59am
Really an impressive guard. Lovely smile ! LOL !
23 Nov 2015 7:23am
What a presence, love your close angle.
23 Nov 2015 7:41am
23 Nov 2015 7:46am
impressionant le gardien!! amitiés
23 Nov 2015 8:07am
Très belle prise
23 Nov 2015 9:41am
Impressive asian element. Nice scenery.:-)
23 Nov 2015 9:44am
A powerful guardian indeed. Wonderful details and great angle. :)
23 Nov 2015 10:25am
Your detail and composition are first rate.
23 Nov 2015 11:43am
23 Nov 2015 11:44am
23 Nov 2015 12:19pm
A strong symbol and imposing at the entrance of temples !! beautiful sculpture
23 Nov 2015 12:31pm
Beautiful detail captured in this shot!! I love how the fallen petals make him stand out here.
23 Nov 2015 1:04pm
Wonderful capture of Komainu. In the late spring? I like the beautiful details.
23 Nov 2015 1:27pm
@Kyu: Early April.
A robust spiritual guard !
23 Nov 2015 2:27pm
Quel rendu sur la pierre et statue quel bouche ouverte superbe
23 Nov 2015 3:10pm
This statue looks grim enough to be a very good protector. Nice shot of it.
23 Nov 2015 3:41pm
Imposing sculpture. Splendidly framed.
23 Nov 2015 3:55pm
Impressiv sculpture and beautiful composition !
23 Nov 2015 4:53pm
very nice shot
with beautiful angle, composition, DOF, colors, lights & textures!
A M A Z I N G !
23 Nov 2015 4:55pm
AN unusual dog - but an impressive statue. I like this point of view
23 Nov 2015 5:40pm
23 Nov 2015 9:29pm
Lovely with all those blossoms surrounding...
23 Nov 2015 9:45pm
Fantastic shot and awesome guardian!
24 Nov 2015 10:08am
24 Nov 2015 2:54pm
A very imposing statue ... Excellent capture !!! The carpet of petals is wonderful ...
24 Nov 2015 10:14pm
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