Statue of Buddhist Guardian Tamonten

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James Blake Wiener
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published on 12 January 2018

This is a wooden statue of Tamonten -- one of the Four Deva Kings (Shitenno) and a guardian of Buddhist teaching. This statue can be seen at the Daibutsuden or Great Buddha Hall of the Todaiji temple complex in Nara, Japan.



About the Author

James Blake Wiener
James is a writer and former Professor of History. He holds an MA in World History with a particular interest in cross-cultural exchange and world history. He is a co-founder of Ancient History Encyclopedia and its Communications Director.

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