Daily Photo: The Watcher of the Shrine [83/365]

A view from the dragon at the temizuya1 overlooking the shrine grounds. He looks kind of sinister with his claws latched onto the stone like that, don’t you think? If you look closely you can see a spider web coming from his body to his arm. I guess being a Shinto Shrine guardian doesn’t involve much movement.

Who Watches the WatchDragon?


  1. The place where you wash your hands, your mouth, and your feet at the Shinto Shrine. Ok, some people clean their mouth, but no one cleans their feet. Still — you’re suppose to. God likes clean feet.  ↩

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