|KEY WORD : art history / sculptures|
|Also pronounced kyoukou. A protective breast-plate found on Buddhist guardian deities *ten 天. The shape varied considerably. The front edges were often fastened with a cord in the shape of the character '人' or '十', a trend which became popular in the Heian period. A good example of the munagou can be seen on the wooden Bishamontenzou 毘沙門天像 in Joururiji 浄瑠璃寺, Kyotyo.|
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