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A decoration in the form of a lion's head *shigami Ž‚Šš, found on the belt of sculpted armored figures. A fierce animal head forming a buckle, shown as if biting on the front of the belt, found on ancient Chinese armor. It symbolized the courage and strength of a lion, and was used on Buddhist guardian figures *ten “V. A good example can be seen on the Bishamontenzou ”ù¹–å“V‘œ in Kanzeonji ŠÏ¢‰¹Ž›, Fukuoka prefecture.
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