I’m in Japan, and it’s great. Obviously.
One of the many reasons why Japan is great is this happy character, known as a gyuki, or ushi-oni (“ox ogre”). (Sometimes people give “oni” as “demon,” but I don’t think that’s really accurate.) I photographed this guy at Negoroji, a temple in Kagawa Prefecture. The wiki article linked above summarizes his story.
2 thoughts on “Gyuki the Ox Monster”
Yeah, I really dig this gyuki. The statue looks a little goofy by western standards, but in person it has a weird presence that is pretty super.