TIGER FEMALE BACK PIECE

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TIGER FEMALE BACK PIECE

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TIGER FEMALE BACK PIECE

41CM X 51CM FRAMED ORIGINAL HAND PAINTED

The tiger isn't so much of Japanese mythology as it is of Chinese. 

In Japan, the concept and symbolism of the Four Cardinal Directions and the Four Seasons are carried over from their Chinese counterparts. The Tiger represents the cardinal direction of the West and the autumn season, along with the Vermillion Bird Suzaku for the South and summer, the Azure Dragon Seiryu  for the East and spring , and the Black Turtle Genbu for North and winter.

In Chinese mythology, particularly Taoism, the tiger is portrayed as being the enemy or rival of the dragon. The tiger is a fierce symbol, commonly associated with the concept of yin, that is feared, while the dragon is an auspicious symbol that connotes prosperity, and is associated with the concept of yang. Neither of the two can defeat the other, and so they remain eternally opposed.

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