Modern and Antique, Arts & Crafts YOKOYAMA


  • Mystic Lions
  • Mystic Lions
  • Mystic Lions
  • Mystic Lions

唐獅子図Mystic Lions

No 芳-38
Artist 芳嶺|Horei
Date 2019
Size 90x183cm

Imperial Collection.
The kara-shishi has been represented in Buddhist art since Quite early times on pedestals of Buddha images and as the animal on which the Boddhisattva Monju(Manjusri)rides. An early example in secular art can be seen in the famous Scroll of Animal Caricatures (late 12th-early 13th century)preserved at the Kozan-ji Temple in Kyoto.