Tuesday, July 3, 2012

I am finally going thru my DC pictures.

Four " Guardian of the West " figures
at the Smithsonian's Freer | Sackler
Museums of Asian Art
Kamakura period

I has always enjoyed Japanese carvings
especially netsuke and inros and I loved
these figures

"A thicket of summer grass
Is all that remains
Of the dreams of ancient warriors."


"As if to say the land will prosper
With its Otomos-the mighty clan
Of warriors bearing quivers---
The bright moon shines."

1000 Poems from the Manyoshu


Kathie Brown said...

These are quite amazing AND terrifying!

Guy said...

Hi Kathie

They certainly looked very menacing, there was a lot of demon thrashing going on.


kerrdelune said...

I loved this post, and the images are absolutely wonderful!

Guy said...

Hi Cate

Thanks for stopping by.


Wanda said...

They remind me of much of the art work that I saw in Bhutan--it must be the Buddhist influence!

Very nice photos, BTW.

Guy said...

Hi Wanda

I think art in that area was fairly universal I think a lot of influences moved around pretty freely.

Thanks for your comments.