Monday, June 06, 2005

gods who are not being tortured to death

one nice thing about shrines and such in Japan is that the local deities aren't usually in states of torture and dismemberment like you get in some other countries I might mention.

4 Comments:

Blogger DeeM said...

Ah, so true. I just scrolled through your pictures, they are amazing!

9:15 AM  
Blogger jenn see said...

certainly more serene. all religious art is meant to inspire contemplation; the differences lie in what you're meant to meditate on, e.g. suffering or enlightenement etcetera.

11:07 AM  
Blogger Daniel Heath said...

yeah, it's just that contemplating people getting dismbowled is really kinda...

well, let's just say it's not my cup of blood. er, tea.

4:37 PM  
Blogger jenn see said...

not mine either, but hey, i'm not catholic. or medieval.

11:25 AM  

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