Comparison of Guardian Figures Hōryūji and Tōdaiji Zōchō, Guardian of the South Traditionally attributed to Yamaguchi no Ōguchi. Wood with polychromy. H. 133.3 cm. Datable to ca. 650. Main Image Hall, Hōryūji, Nara Prefecture. Zōchō, Guardian of the South Anonymous. Clay with trances of polychromy. H. 170.0 cm. Datable to ca. 740. Kaidan-in,Tōdaiji, Nara.