Demons with Lanterns 灯りを持った悪魔

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Nov 8, 2017 14:18
I went to see an exhibition that showed Buddhist sculputers that was made about 1000 years ago.
1000年以上前に作られた仏像の展示会に行った。

What I liked the most is the statue that represents two demons holdng lanterns.
最も気に入ったのは、2つの悪魔が灯りを持った像だ。

After the Buddhist guardians wiped out their evil spirits, they were allowed to light up roads in front of Buddha.
邪悪な心を仏の守り神に取り除かれたあと、彼らは、仏様の前の道路を照らすことを許された。

I was overwhelmed by the creature's muscles, because it was so real.
この生き物の筋肉にはびっくりだ。とてもリアルだ。

It is said that sumo wrestlers were modeled when they were sculpted.
彫られた際には、相撲の力士がモデルになったという。

The sumo wrestling has been performed long time ago, and early sumo tournaments took place in front of a shrine.
相撲は昔から行われていて、初期の試合は、神社の前で行われた。

Please refer to the unique statues.
おもしろい像をご参考にどうぞ。

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