A lot of enlightenment in one photo.
They are actually bodhisattvas, I think, which you might think of as something of a Buddhist Saint. There are a lot of these guys. Go read more here if interested. It’s kind of neat to see all these statues lined up like this.
Photoing Buddhist statues is actually something of a no-no in Japan. You won’t be scolded by Japanese or anything, but you may be on the receiving end of some disapproving glances. I got more than my fair share of those when I photoed this. The fact that this pathway leads the the temple cemetery probably didn’t help.
Check out other photos of Buddhist things.