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Shishi lions
© Ozuma Kaname

1000: Shishi lions (Kaname)

A splendid pair of lucky shishi, the mythical "lion" from China and Korea, whose origin is probably a reinterpretation of drawings of real lions that reached China in antiquity. In Kaname's version they have elegant flowing manes, and certainly look powerful...


More about the shishi in Mark Schumacher's Buddhist Corner
And my photographs

The painter Ozuma Kaname was born in 1939, in Niigata. He studied traditional Japanese art, and his pictures are generally based on traditional themes.

Ozuma is his family name: he signs paintings with the single character of his given name only.

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A Yanoman puzzle: 1000 pieces; 75 x 50 cm (30" x 20")
Code: Y101094 (10-1094 on package)
Retail price ¥3000

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