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Koumoku-ten

Koumoku-ten

Guardian statue at Todai-ji.

Komokuten literally means "Wide Eyed" or "Expansive Vision," for Komokuten sees through evil, punishes evil, and encourages aspirations for enlightenment.

Komokuten is one of the four Shintenno, a group of fierce-looking guardian deities who protect the four cardinal directions of Buddha's realm.