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Komainu/Shishi

Collection by Peggy Perrierrn

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Japanese stone carved guardian lion-dogs at Shinto shrine, Koma-inu 狛犬. Photography by Yoshiki on photohito Japanese Shrine, Japanese Art, Stone Lion, Fu Dog, Art Asiatique, Lion Dog, Ange Demon, Stone Carving, Japanese Culture

狛犬 by nao_yoshi (ID:4474352)- 写真共有サイト:PHOTOHITO

nao_yoshiさんの作品「狛犬」(ID:4474352)のページです。撮影機材やExif情報も掲載しています。

Foo Dogs: Half dog, half lion, the mythical Foo dog appears as a temple guardian in China. This pair of Foo dogs adds family protection for a home. Foo Dog Tattoo, Pixel Tattoo, Japanese Tattoo Art, Japanese Art, Ronin Samurai, Oriental, Fu Dog, Lion Dog, Chinese Art

Foo Dogs: Half dog, half lion, the mythical Foo dog appears as a temple guardian in China. This pair of Foo dogs adds family protection for a home. An unusual housewarming or wedding gift. Hand-painted polyresin. 6"W x 11"H x 11 1/2"L. $79.95 from www.winterthurgifts.com.

“ Lion-dog statue by sisigashira ” Korean Art, Asian Art, Foo Dog Tattoo, Fu Dog, Asian Architecture, Lion Dog, Asian Tattoos, All Nature, Chinese Art

from the floating world

Lion-dog statue@Nakano by sisigashira on Flickr.

Rui Shi or Imperial guardian lion, Forbidden Palace, Beijing, China Ancient China, Ancient Art, Chinese Culture, Chinese Art, Peking, Fu Dog, Chinese Mythology, Mythical Creatures, Asian Art

Rui Shi or Imperial guardian lion, traditionally known in Chinese simply as Shi are a common representation of the lion in pre-modern China. Statues of guardian lions have traditionally stood in front of Chinese Imperial palaces, Imperial tombs, government offices, temples, and the homes of government officials and the wealthy, from the Han Dynasty, and were believed to have powerful mythic protective benefits.

Komainu 狛犬 a pair of stone guardian dogs (at the gate of a Shinto shrine) - References Vanitas, Foo Dog Tattoo, Fu Dog, Lion Dance, Lion Dog, Sculpture, Chinese Art, Asian Art, Japanese Art

Komainu 狛犬 a pair of stone guardian dogs (at the gate of a Shinto shrine)

Komainu Dragon Statue, Dragon Art, Korean Art, Asian Art, Vanitas, Asian Sculptures, Traditional Sculptures, Fu Dog, Asian Architecture

聖天山貴惣門

埼玉県熊谷市妻沼にあります。 先日、地獄の利根川サイクリングの際に立ち寄りました。 国の重要文化財だそうです。

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 [& Yasukuni Shrine, Stone Lion, Fu Dog, Lion Dog, Warrior Spirit, Chinese Architecture, Interesting Faces, Japanese Art, Sculpture Art

Komainu often called lion-dogs in English, are statue pairs of lion-like creatures either guarding the entrance or the inner shrine of many Japanese Shinto shrines or kept inside the inner shrine itself, where they are not visible to the public. The first type, born during the Edo period, is called sandō komainu , the second and much older type jinnai komainu. They can sometimes be found also at Buddhist temples, nobility residences or even private homes.

Komainu 狛犬 a pair of stone guardian dogs (at the gate of a Shinto shrine) Japanese Love, Japanese Art, Animal Sculptures, Lion Sculpture, Stone Lion, Fu Dog, Japanese Folklore, Lion Dog, Sword And Sorcery

Komainu 狛犬 a pair of stone guardian dogs (at the gate of a Shinto shrine)