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Four Guardians

Guardians of the Four Directions. Most often found standing at the corners of Buddhist alters. They are often portrayed as ferocious and as stepping on small demons called jyaki. Originally from Hindu mythology, they were later incorporated into Buddhism. (adapted from Japan: An Illustrated Encyclopedia. Tokyo: Kodansha, 1993)

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