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Shoki (鍾馗)

Posted by
GJC (Kyoto, Japan) on 22 December 2008 in Architecture.

This is a guardian deity called Shoki (鍾馗) who is commonly found over the entrance to traditional Kyoto houses and shops, and is an import from Chinese mythology.

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Panasonic DMC-FX30 1/60 second F/5.6 ISO 100 100 mm (35mm equiv.)

Panasonic DMC-FX30
1/60 second
F/5.6
ISO 100
100 mm (35mm equiv.)

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