In Japan, black lions ward off evil spirits and curses. This pin is inspired by the mask of Shishi lions used in the spring to perform the lion dance. So do not wait any longer to ward off evil spirits all year long and adopt this protective lion!
This lapel pin has been made for the exhibition Ghosts and Hells, The underworld in Asian Art at the Quai Branly- Jacques Chirac Museum in Paris.
Product information :
Colors : black / white / golden
Dimensions : 1.57 * 1.55 inches
Thick pin : 2mm
Like all other Tiny Saguaro pins, our Black Lion comes along with a 12 pages minicomic (in English and in French) and a silkscreened card.
The Japanese lion consists of a wooden, lacquered head called a shishi-gashira (lit. Lion Head), often with a characteristic body of green dyed cloth with white designs. It can be manipulated by a single person, or by two or more persons, one of whom manipulates the head. The one-man variety is most often seen in eastern Japan. As with Chinese lions, the make of the head and designs on the body will differ from region to region, and even from school to school. The mask however may sometimes have horns appearing to be a deer (shika), and shishi written with different Kanji characters can mean beast, deer or wild boar, for example as in shishi-odori (鹿踊, lit. Deer Dance). Historically the word shishi may refer to any wild four-legged animal, and some of these dances with different beasts may therefore also be referred to as shishi-mai. The dance may also sometimes feature tigers (tora) or qilin (kirin).
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Feb 1, 2020
Black Lion Mask Pin is a beautifully detailed piece. Little story comic attached was a bonus. Looking forward to shop again with TinySaguaro for more quirky pieces. Thanks to Eleonore for feedbacks.
Jan 19, 2019
Superbe. Original. Beau format .