This project is by initiative of Amsterdam based artist Jikke van Loon.
She regularly visited the temple guardians in the Rijksmuseum of Amsterdam en decided to help them ‘go back home’.
Both the Niōmon Foundation Netherlands (Stichting Niōmon) and Ippan Shadan Hōjin NIOMON Yokota were established to help facilitate and organise this project. Together they are trying to build ‘a gate to knowledge, wisdom and compassion!’. (see people)