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Shrine Guardian

Posted by
Steve Rice (Olympia, United States) on 23 November 2015 in Art & Design.

This is one of the komainu (protective dogs) that guard the shrine.

Suwa Shrine
Return to Japan

Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

I'm not sure, but it seems to me, that will bring the lion laugh.

23 Nov 2015 5:28am

Devi from Chennai, India

Superb image !!
No one will dare enter the Shrine when he is there !!!

23 Nov 2015 6:17am

Gemma Wiseman from Melbourne, Australia

A guardian that instils a sense of wariness. Dramatic figure, for all its stillness.

23 Nov 2015 6:59am

Focales from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

Really an impressive guard. Lovely smile ! LOL !

23 Nov 2015 7:23am

k@ from Paris, France

What a presence, love your close angle.

23 Nov 2015 7:41am

jpla from St Barthélémy d, France

Bel angle

23 Nov 2015 7:46am

jean pierre a from France

impressionant le gardien!! amitiés

23 Nov 2015 8:07am

Libouton Martine from Bousval, Belgium

Très belle prise

23 Nov 2015 9:41am

Tomek from PoznaƄ, Poland

Impressive asian element. Nice scenery.:-)

23 Nov 2015 9:44am

Sam from Chennai, India

A powerful guardian indeed. Wonderful details and great angle. :)

23 Nov 2015 10:25am

Michael Skorulski from Toronto, Canada

Your detail and composition are first rate.

23 Nov 2015 11:43am

Luca Bobbiesi from Milano, Italy

Fantastic photo!

23 Nov 2015 11:44am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Looks majestic

23 Nov 2015 12:19pm

Patrick M. from Lille, France

A strong symbol and imposing at the entrance of temples !! beautiful sculpture

23 Nov 2015 12:31pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Beautiful detail captured in this shot!! I love how the fallen petals make him stand out here.

23 Nov 2015 1:04pm

Kyu from Kyoto, Japan

Wonderful capture of Komainu. In the late spring? I like the beautiful details.

23 Nov 2015 1:27pm

@Kyu: Early April.

Kiki from Auvergne, France

A robust spiritual guard !

23 Nov 2015 2:27pm

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Quel rendu sur la pierre et statue quel bouche ouverte superbe

23 Nov 2015 3:10pm

Don from Spokane, United States

This statue looks grim enough to be a very good protector. Nice shot of it.

23 Nov 2015 3:41pm

Francisco Romero from Leon, Spain

Imposing sculpture. Splendidly framed.

23 Nov 2015 3:55pm

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Impressiv sculpture and beautiful composition !

23 Nov 2015 4:53pm

omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice shot
with beautiful angle, composition, DOF, colors, lights & textures!
A M A Z I N G !

23 Nov 2015 4:55pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

AN unusual dog - but an impressive statue. I like this point of view

23 Nov 2015 5:40pm

Diana from Olympia, United States

Impressively sweet

23 Nov 2015 9:29pm

Daryl Johnson from Worcester Park, United Kingdom

Lovely with all those blossoms surrounding...

23 Nov 2015 9:45pm

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Fantastic shot and awesome guardian!

24 Nov 2015 10:08am

L'Angevine from Angers, France


24 Nov 2015 2:54pm

Baldwin VW from Bejuma, Venezuela

A very imposing statue ... Excellent capture !!! The carpet of petals is wonderful ...

24 Nov 2015 10:14pm