Kyoto, Japan

仁和寺 (京都市右京区御室大内33)

One of the guardians of the thresholds (Niō) at Ninna-Ji Temple in Kyoto. Usually, these guardians pairs stand at the gate of the temple. This guardian is Agyō (Kongo) Rikishi. If you pay attention to their mouths, it is easy to identify which one is which. Agyō Rikishi has his mouth open to ward off the demons.