The Otagi Nenbutsu-ji temple in Kyoto features over a thousand Nio statues, some fierce and nightmarish, many of them humorous.

A surreal treat, creepy even during a sunny day.

Otagi Nenbutsu-ji temple, Kyoto, Japan; Leica MP 0.58, 35mm Summicron, Kodak Tri-X © Doug Kim

Otagi Nenbutsu-ji temple, Kyoto, Japan; Leica MP 0.58, 35mm Summicron, Kodak Tri-X © Doug Kim

Otagi Nenbutsu-ji temple, Kyoto, Japan; Leica MP 0.58, 35mm Summicron, Kodak Tri-X © Doug Kim

Otagi Nenbutsu-ji temple, Kyoto, Japan; Leica MP 0.58, 35mm Summicron, Kodak Tri-X © Doug Kim

Otagi Nenbutsu-ji temple, Kyoto, Japan; Leica MP 0.58, 35mm Summicron, Kodak Tri-X © Doug Kim

Otagi Nenbutsu-ji temple, Kyoto, Japan; Leica MP 0.58, 35mm Summicron, Kodak Tri-X © Doug Kim

Otagi Nenbutsu-ji temple, Kyoto, Japan; Leica MP 0.58, 35mm Summicron, Kodak Tri-X © Doug Kim

Otagi Nenbutsu-ji temple, Kyoto, Japan; Leica MP 0.58, 35mm Summicron, Kodak Tri-X © Doug Kim

Otagi Nenbutsu-ji temple, Kyoto, Japan; Leica MP 0.58, 35mm Summicron, Kodak Tri-X © Doug Kim

Otagi Nenbutsu-ji temple, Kyoto, Japan; Leica MP 0.58, 35mm Summicron, Kodak Tri-X © Doug Kim

Otagi Nenbutsu-ji temple, Kyoto, Japan; Leica MP 0.58, 35mm Summicron, Kodak Tri-X © Doug Kim

Otagi Nenbutsu-ji temple, Kyoto, Japan; Leica MP 0.58, 35mm Summicron, Kodak Tri-X © Doug Kim

Otagi Nenbutsu-ji temple, Kyoto, Japan; Leica MP 0.58, 35mm Summicron, Kodak Tri-X © Doug Kim

Otagi Nenbutsu-ji temple, Kyoto, Japan; Leica MP 0.58, 35mm Summicron, Kodak Tri-X © Doug Kim

Otagi Nenbutsu-ji temple, Kyoto, Japan; Leica MP 0.58, 35mm Summicron, Kodak Tri-X © Doug Kim

Otagi Nenbutsu-ji temple, Kyoto, Japan; Leica MP 0.58, 35mm Summicron, Kodak Tri-X © Doug Kim

Otagi Nenbutsu-ji temple, Kyoto, Japan; Leica MP 0.58, 35mm Summicron, Kodak Tri-X © Doug Kim

Otagi Nenbutsu-ji temple, Kyoto, Japan; Leica MP 0.58, 35mm Summicron, Kodak Tri-X © Doug Kim

Otagi Nenbutsu-ji temple, Kyoto, Japan; Leica MP 0.58, 35mm Summicron, Kodak Tri-X © Doug Kim

Otagi Nenbutsu-ji temple, Kyoto, Japan; Leica MP 0.58, 35mm Summicron, Kodak Tri-X © Doug Kim

Otagi Nenbutsu-ji temple, Kyoto, Japan; Leica MP 0.58, 35mm Summicron, Kodak Tri-X © Doug Kim

Otagi Nenbutsu-ji temple, Kyoto, Japan; Leica MP 0.58, 35mm Summicron, Kodak Tri-X © Doug Kim