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Foo Dogs: Half dog, half lion, the mythical Foo dog appears as a temple guardian in China.  This pair of Foo dogs adds family protection for a home.  An unusual housewarming or wedding gift.  Hand-painted polyresin. 6"W x 11"H x 11 1/2"L. $79.95 from www.winterthurgifts.com.

Foo Dogs: Half dog, half lion, the mythical Foo dog appears as a temple guardian in China. This pair of Foo dogs adds family protection for a home.

The famous statues of Fūjin in Sanjūsangen-dō (三十三間堂) is a Buddhist temple in Higashiyama District of Kyoto, Japan.

Shintoism - The famous statues of Fūjin (the god of wind) in Sanjūsangen-dō (三十三間堂) is a Buddhist temple in Higashiyama District of Kyoto, Japan.

那羅延堅固王(ならえんけんごおう)像 国宝・三十三間堂 観音二十八部衆  国宝。木造彩色、玉眼。168cm。金剛力士(仁王)の阿形。上半身裸の筋骨隆々とした像で右前方に顔を向けて開口し、右手は掌を開いて下げ、左手は肩まで上げて耳の高さで拳を握る。

Agyō at Sanjūsangendō 三十三間堂, Kyoto Century, Life-size Wooden Statue Scanned from Temple Brochure

These guards stand at the entrance to a temple to ward off evil. They are holding a vajra, with which to crush ignorance. Their open and shut mouths represent the first and last letters of the Japanese script: A and N: this symbolises the totality of sounds and letters, of knowledge. Worshippers who enter the temple through the gate symbolically receive that knowledge. (1300)

Two temple guardians, anoniem, c. 1300 - c. 1400 at the Rijksmuseum Amsterdam

阿修羅【Asyura】 at Kofukuji temple in Nara prefecture, Japan.  Built in 734.

奈良.興福寺.阿修羅像(国宝) - 京都大好き隆ちゃん

阿修羅【Asyura】 at Kofukuji temple in Nara prefecture, Japan.

Large Foo Dogs Statues - Granite Chinese Fu Temple Lions  FOR OUR FRONT GATE

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