Bazara at the Shin-Yakushiji Temple in Nara

This wild-haired figure is one of the “Twelve Heavenly Generals” guarding the Buddha at Shin-Yakushiji Temple.  You can really grok the origins of those wild manga hairstyles when you get a close look at this nice statue, which is sculpted from clay and dates back the 8th Century.   This pamphlet dates to 1994.