THE DOOR GOD
The appearance of doors differs not only by era, but also, and more importantly, by geographical location. The beauties of various types of doors found throughout China possess a plethora of cultural significances, reflecting vastly great ways of life. This is a small temple in the countryside of Changle, Fujian Province. It’s amazing that the door gods on the temple’s gate are painted by hands instead of being printed. Maybe only by doing this the door gods can be touched by the monks’ piety, thus protecting and maintaining the safety and happiness of this area.