Sunday, October 30, 2011

Nio of Manidera

The Tendai mountain temple near Tottori City, Manidera, has a wonderful Niomon and pair of Nio.


Anyone who follows this blog knows I have a thing for Nio, lots of photos of them can be found here

I suspect this pair who created and installed when the local daimyo rebuilt the temple in the early 17th century.


What I find intriguing is the way in which the effects of age and weather have stripped away layers of paint to reveal the wood beneath......


The earlier post on Manidera is here

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