Japanese gardian dog Komainu [狛犬] of Yasaka Jinja [八坂神社] (Jinja = Japanese Shinto Shrine). Yasaka Jinja is one of the most famous shrines in Kyoto [京都]. There are some couples of Komainu. He is sitting at the left side of a big main gate, and watching with shaped eyes to Gion [祇園] area of Kyoto from above.
Komainu statues at the gate of Japanese shrine Jinja are the same as guardian lions at the gate of palaces and castles in Europe and China. When you visit a Shinto shrine in Japan, you can always look Japanese gardian dog Komainu in Jinja (except very small Jinja and very old Jinja). However I'm sure this Komainu is the most handsome and masculine guardian among Komainus which I've ever looked.
He was made of bronze at the Taisho era (about 90 years ago). (Almost Komainu statues were made of stone. So bronze statue of Komainu is comparatively rare.) He has a horn on his forehead, a proud penetration in his eyes, powerful muscles on his build, and nobility in his pose.
Yasaka Jinja is standing on the hill at the edge of the old capital area in Kyoto. Therefore his figure looks like that he has strongly kept an eyes on Kyoto from there for a long time.