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Mourning Lion

Posted by
Hiro (Kyoto, Japan) on 12 March 2019 in Lifestyle & Culture.

A lion is one of the mourning animals. Lion ? You don't believe this is a lion. Ancient Japanese people did not know how a lion looks like. So this is a typical appearance of a lion in old Japanese paintings. Do you remember a traditional lion dance ?
March 2, 2019 @轉法輪寺

Canon EOS R 1/250 second F/1.4 ISO 1250 35 mm

Please leave your comments.

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Quel lion et tapisserie quelle couleur et dessin superbe
Belle journée
Nicou

12 Mar 2019 6:02am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

Such precise and beautiful work.

12 Mar 2019 6:57am

jpla from St Barthélémy, France

C'est magnifique
JP

12 Mar 2019 7:11am

Ralf Kesper from Fröndenberg, Germany

Wonderful old painting.

12 Mar 2019 8:09am

Vaido from Võrumaa, Estonia

The painter is still quite close with the result :)

12 Mar 2019 8:38am

Parviz Falahatkar from Tehran, Iran

amazing ....!

12 Mar 2019 9:00am

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Really super painting . He looks like a dragon-lion but his head is a lion's one !

12 Mar 2019 9:32am

Shaun from Massachusetts, United States

Magnificent artwork Hiro. Great image. 5*

12 Mar 2019 9:39am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

a beautiful detail shot. Lovely energy to the work

12 Mar 2019 10:18am

Libouton Martine from Bousval, Belgium

Très beau travail !

12 Mar 2019 11:09am

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Beautiful painting of this lion with an interesting story to go along with it!! Great capture!

12 Mar 2019 11:51am

Willem from Noord-Scharwoude, Netherlands

Fantastic and clear details here.

12 Mar 2019 1:35pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, United States

I like the artistic version of this lion.

12 Mar 2019 2:14pm

Tomek from Poznań, Poland

Amazing.

12 Mar 2019 3:15pm

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Interesting art.

12 Mar 2019 3:25pm

Devi from Chennai, India

what a beautiful piece of art here !

12 Mar 2019 3:53pm

Adela Fonts from Spain

Delicate drawings in this image ... excellent cultural information... Thanks a lot!

12 Mar 2019 4:30pm

Existence Artistique from Angers, France

bien

12 Mar 2019 4:49pm

Claudiel from belgium, Belgium

Beautiful painting sober

12 Mar 2019 5:26pm

Sam from Chennai, India

Amazing. Wonderful capture of this old painting. :)

12 Mar 2019 5:47pm

tataray from Charentes-Poitou, France

Magnifique ...

12 Mar 2019 6:49pm

Dreams come true from Utrecht, Netherlands

Gorgeous artwork from the Lion.

12 Mar 2019 7:22pm

yo from Ile de France, France

Des peintures d'une grande finesse !

12 Mar 2019 9:01pm

Don from Spokane, United States

Since they didn’t see a real lion they did a remarkable job of creating a lion it to protect. I like their design very much.

13 Mar 2019 12:12am

@Don: On behalf of our ancestors, I thank you for your words.

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

They did a good job imagining what a lion looks like. A beautiful painting.

13 Mar 2019 12:41am

Harry from Apex, NC, United States

I love the flowinf mane on the dragon

13 Mar 2019 1:11am