[Atsuita] (Noh costume) Lion design on dark blue ground

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[Atsuita] (Noh costume) Lion design on dark blue ground

Textiles / Edo

Edo period, 17th century

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The Chinese lion was considered an auspicious creature and the king of innumerable beasts. Noh costumes with Chinese lions were used for portraying ferocious warriors or turbulent gods.

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