Collection: Shi-tenno Shi-ryo-mon-yo Nishiki (Brocade of Four Mounted Lion Hunters)

Original fabric of this design is one of the master pieces handed down since the 7C, AD in Horyu-ji temple, Nara. It was founded by Ernest Fenollosa and Okakura Tenshin in 1880 and restored by Heizo Tatsumura 1st (1876~1962, AD) in later days. This design consists of two pairs of kings mounted on horse back shooting lions which are symmetrically arranged on either side of a flowering tree. The original design was influenced by Sassanian Dynasty of Persia, and the fabric was made in China.