Have you been to Japan? If you have, have you been to Nikko Tosho-gu?
Nikko Tosho-gu is a shrine dedicated to Tokugawa Ieyasu who established Edo Shouguntate. It was constructed in 1617 and further expanded by Tokugawa Iemitsu from 1634, the third shogun. Tokugawa Ieyasu’s remains are entombed here.
Japanese young students go there to study the history by a school excursion. However, except the history, there are many thing to check in Nikko Tosho-gu. Ones of them are sculptures and paintings.
This sculpture is named “sleeping cat ” by Jingoro Hidari. Jingoro was a very famous master craftsman; sculptor. His masterpieces are so fine that they are said to be able to move when people do not look…The sleeping cat in Nikko Tosho-gu symbolizes the peace and security of nation like a cat always can sleep.
Dragons, Birds, and so on as well. I hope you can see them once someday.