Hand-engraved “Guardian of the temples” linocut


Komainu! What a fascinating creature! These temple guardians are beautifully carved in stone by highly skilled craftsmen.
Komainu look powerful and impressive with their aggressive stance and face. Some are gleaming, others covered in moss. But all are magnificent in my eyes. ✨️
I had the opportunity to visit several temples at night. (An experience I’d like to share with you recommande‼️) and seeing the silhouettes of these menacing statues emerging from the half-light inspired me to create this engraving. I wanted it to be rough, angular and full of character, just as I remember it.



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100% Handmade
Format 21 x 21 cm
Because of the nature of engraving, each print is unique and may therefore be a little different from the others. There may be some imperfections or small unprinted areas. Sold without mount or frame.

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Choice of paper :

Paper mulberry tree


Black & White


30 g/m2 for Wenzhou paper


21 x 21 cm




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