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did you know?

these five demons on  top of the roofs

called onigawara

looking away in each direction

originally inspired from Medusas in architecture, where it was believed that putting a frightening object would ward off evil spirits

 

Medusa was placed at the entrance of a house, but

onigawara was placed at a place, where people prayed for the safety of their homes

like Medusa,

Onigawara and other scary spirits,

they were

changed

embellished

replaced

by trends

changed their teeth

changed their face

thinner

bigger

eyes, nose, lips

skinnier

more beautiful

wavy curly hair

everything

smooth white

people change its form as they like it

 

how long will last it this time

how long will be

western beauty superior to

unique kind of beauty

in this time of period?

 

please visit the temple

please enter the temple

we are eager to get a temple

visit and pray for us

so that we can be remembered enough

 

if more people visit,

we can gain more strength and memory

 

well, it is ok

at least one person remembers us

that prevents us to disappear

 

our shape can change if you want us to

but our souls won't

 

we will watch above you and reflect

on the situation happening here

and around you

 

-from the roof