When I was an art school student,I belonged in workshop of the Art of Buddha.
I went to Nara and Kyoto as a part of this class to see sculptures and artworks.
I have a lot of favorite arts,but I love this one very much!!!!
^This sculptures are 12 Shinsyo at Shin-Yakushiji in Nara.
12 Shinsyo guard a boshisattva,it's like a geniuses.(I don't know how to explain)
^This "BASARA" is made in 700's.Very old.
My favorite one!!!
The style of this is very ferocious and selemn.
I recomend early morning if you go to this temple.
There are very quiet and you may feel clear air.
And this temple also has very nice Japanese garden.
Tourists don't go Nara so much like Kyoto,You may relax and feel origin of Japan!