The Shitenno are the Four Kings of Heaven.
): Protector of the East. He holds a sword and a little ossuary
): Protector of the South. He fights evil
and does good
, and holds a sword and a shield.
): Protector of the West. He holds a paint-brush or a spear
in his hand, while the other hand is on his hip or holds the sheath of his sword.
): Protector of the North. He holds a sceptre and a little ossuary shaped like a pagoda
They live in the slopes of mount Sumeru, on the top of which dwells Taishuku-ten, whose vassals they are.
Editor's note: These are the Japanese and Sanskrit names for the dharmapalas of Indian Buddhism. -Jinmyo