Mistah Naraen Kongoh

He goes by the nickname: Mr. Agyoh


If Buddha was into hippity-hop then Mr. Agyoh would be one of his two wrath-filled muscular bullet-stoppers... I mean, bodyguards, who also happen to be brothers:


The Kongoh Brothers!


Get close to His Glorious and Enlightened Lordship and expect Mr. Naraen and Mr. Misshaku (the other dude, whose nickname is: Mr. Ungyoh) to take care of you.


First your skull and bones would be obliterated by Mr. Agyoh's massive Vajra mallet (which happens to be a diamond club or a thunderbolt stick).


So yeah, after you've been hit by Mr. Agyoh's mighty thunderbolt stick, he will pass you on (or what remains of you) to his bro, who happens to wield a sword... no need to say anymore, he's just the same size as his brother above.


By now you probably know what happens next: you learn the true meaning of "Impermanence"


Mr. Agyoh and Mr. Ungyoh: best celestial bodyguards ever! the equivalent of Hercules in Buddhist tradition... except that double the fun and double the bling-bling!

  • LegacyPics 8y

    WOW! Very gorgeous! I like what you did with the shutter as well. The statue looks sacred, powerful, and mighty! Thank you for sharing.
  • MK 8y

    kowaiyo~~~but nice photo!
    there is no deer...they must be scared of them...is Mr.Agyoh the left side turning your back to Todaiji?
  • myrmardan 8y

    I remember my visit to Toudaiji. I die to go back there.
    I carried a good point&shot digital camera, but with a very limited memory and I could take only few photos.
    Now I have a better camera, with more memory capacity and know a little more about photography.
    I die to go back to Japan and take all of those photos I couldn't take at 2004.

    This is a very nice picture, Paco. Mystical, ethereal, timeless.
    omedetou gozaimasu!

    Excellent Photographer Awards
    *Excellent Photographer Awards*
  • rob mccoll 8y

    Fantastic colours, and spooky feel about it

    I pick this photograph to be on the cover of National Geographic
    National Geographic: Are You Good Enough?
  • ccdoh1 8y

    haha, now i know where the japanese source the inspiration for their fighting animes!

    Seen in my contacts' photos. (?)

    oh ! really wonderful !

    you know these kinds of statues are called as 「あ」「うん」
    「あ」is the first かなcharactor and 「ん」is the last caractor in japanese.
    so 「あ」means the biginning of life, and 「ん」means the end of life.
    that's why usually 「あ」statue looks young, and 「ん」statue looks slightly old.....

    most of temple has this「あ」「ん」statues.... goblins, fox, dogs.....
    they gard the biginning and end of life..... life is a symbol of god....

  • *setsuna 7y

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Mike's dance!! ***POST 1-COMMENT on 2***, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    wowwww!!!! Great shot!! XD
  • 100%~Mirjam 7y

    wonderful shot

    Your Photo Wins Mike's dance!!
    From Mike
  • Chung Hwa 7y

    I visited that temple several years ago. My relatives live in Osaka. I love those warriors!
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