Japan, Tokyo, Taito, Yanaka, 3丁目1−19

Not your usual temple guardian...

Baikin Man (Bacteria Man!), evil arch-enemy of Anpan Man (Bean Bun Man!) sits outside a temple, awaiting little children. Not as sinister as it may sound. Many temples in Japan have kindergartens, and this little fellow, as a well-known children's anime character, is no doubt a fun sight in the morning for the kids who attend the one here.

Not your usual temple guardian...