Karashishi was a lion protector in Japanese Buddhism and Shintoism. They originated in China, shi, meaning lion. Kano Eitoku (1543-1590) was a Japanese painter of the Azuchi– Momoyama period. Working in the bold, colorful style typical of the decorative screen painting of the 16th century, he was the leading artist of his day and one of the most influential Japanese painters. He founded the Kano school which trained painters who became very known. This lithograph has been composed by selecting a part of the original screen which is in the Museum of Imperial collections.
REFERENCE NUMBER: LU825819785402
PERIOD: 16th Century
MEASUREMENTS: Height: 18" Width: 16" Depth: 0.75"
MATERIAL: Silvered Wood, Paper
CREATOR: Kano Eitoku (Painter)
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Japan