Komokuten, one of the pair of guardians in the Daibutsuden, Tōdai-ji Eastern Great Temple

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Komokuten, one of the pair of guardians in the Daibutsuden, Tōdai-ji Eastern Great Temple
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King of the west and one who sees all. His symbolic weapon is a snake or red cord that is representative of a dragon. As the eye in the sky, he sees people who do not believe in Buddhism and converts them. His ancient name means he who has broad objectives. Associated with the color red.
Location: 1 Zoshi-cho, Nara, Nara Prefecture, Japan.