Sunday, October 30, 2011

Nio of Manidera

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

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

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

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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......

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The earlier post on Manidera is here

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1 comment:

  1. These Nio are indeed impressive.
    Thanks for the sharing.

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