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狛犬 台湾 002

狛犬 台湾 002

Japanese stone carved guardian lion-dogs at Shinto shrine, Koma-inu 狛犬

Japanese stone carved guardian lion-dogs at Shinto shrine, Koma-inu 狛犬

Japanese guardian lion statue, Koma-inu 狛犬

thekimonogallery: “At Kuya-no-Taki Falls near Kiyotaki in Western Kyoto, Japan. wiki: Shugendō is a highly “syncretic” (blending of two or more religious belief systems into a new system) religion.

kenema Chusen Tenugui "Engi" Koma Inu 36 x 90cm Koma Inu (狛犬): Guardian dogs

kenema Chusen Tenugui "Engi" Koma Inu 36 x 90cm Koma Inu (狛犬): Guardian dogs

Koma Inu Shisa Wall Frame by CecysAsianShop on Etsy

Koma Inu Shisa Wall Frame

Koma Inu Shisa Wall Frame by CecysAsianShop on Etsy

Koma Inu Shisa Wall Frame by CecysAsianShop on Etsy

Koma Inu Shisa Wall Frame

Koma Inu Shisa Wall Frame by CecysAsianShop on Etsy

Koma-inu (Guardian Dog), Wood with pigments, Kamakura period 13th century.  As a classical style of Koma-inu, the statue was crouched down and turned his face front. The face was expressed vigorously as if he roars and exposes his teeth. The muscle underneath the skin and the framework were carved distinctly, the realistic expression suggests that this statue was produced in the beginning of the Kamakura period. Nara National Museum

Lion dog, Color on wood, joined block construction, Kamakura century Nara National Museum. This statue represents the "Ungyo" (closed mouth) of a pair of Komainu (guardian dog or lion).

Koma Inu Shisa Wall Frame

Koma Inu Shisa Wall Frame

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