Blue Komainu 2

Blue Komainu 2 painting by Artist Andrew Conti

Blue Komainu 2, Acrylic on Paper, 18″ x 24″, 2016

The Komainu travel in pairs. One moth closed, and one mouth open. They take up their posts, guardians of gates. Here is the pair for my most recent komainu drawing – which you can see here.

This one has its mouth open, perhaps in play, panting, or horrible roar to drive of the would be attacker.