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Tiny Blue Fu Dogs

In Gallery Images postings, Home Page posts on August 29, 2009 at 10:40 am

Just a quick Fu Dog posting of a pair from my collection – this pair is only about 5 inches tall; they both can rest comfortably in an adults palm. (Yes, those are deer antlers painted white in the background.) There are 3 numbers, “058” impressed in the ceramic base/bottom of the female Fu Dog statue, but otherwise no markings.

I’ll have to check my collection to be certain – I think this pair is the only one I have where the male Fu Dog has his left paw on a ball instead of the right paw. I’ve seen this pair in larger sizes in exactly the same style and color so this is definitely a marketed and mass produced item; I don’t think the smaller ones are found too often though (hey, just trying to feel special here).

If I were forced to specify a particular ‘country of origin for their stylization’ I’d have to say Myanmar/Burma, if only because of the fringe detail along the backs of the legs. The smaller tails the, smaller manes, the hair detail along the back, the fringe along the legs – they all seem to point back to an earlier century’s interpretation of Fu Dogs while also being ‘carved’ in such a way that there is little that could break off in the unmolding process.

Please enjoy. Clicking the images will open a new window with a larger image.

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Fu Dog – almost

In Gallery Images postings, Home Page posts on August 15, 2009 at 9:41 pm

I‘ve looked at a lot of Fu Dogs – are you kidding me? – I‘ve never seen another one quite like this one. I bought it from an antique store some years back. It doesn’t have the traditional Fu Dog appearance, and yet it does – and yet you’ll see that it doesn’t . There is just the one, it has a cub. I don’t think, however, that the Fu Dog is a female… In a way it is like a bacchanal figure, celebrating wine. And yet, it has the Fu Dog appearance, slightly, in that it is a doggish animal on a pedestal. There is also a ribbon-esque effect of the ‘fabric’ held in its ‘paws’. I was entranced when I saw it and purchased it the same day (a strange impulse to be certain – I normally don’t buy anything on the first day). I’ve not seen a base treatment like this one either – I can’t make out the imagery since it is glazed and all the details have ‘disappeared’ underneath the thickness of the glaze. Overall a piece I like alot. If it is truly a Fu Dog, or a Guardian Lion, is debatable. Please enjoy!

 

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Ashtray Fu Dogs

In Gallery Images postings, Home Page posts on July 11, 2009 at 6:57 pm

My last post fu-dog-blogger-collection, included an ashtray. That lovely piece prompted this comment from a reader: “… It’s interesting, because as guardians and whatnot, I would not expect a fu dog to be used to accessorize an ashtray. Do you think this is appropriate use of the fu dog form?” I also received an email from a reader and photos of her Fu Dog ashtrays (which I’ve been given the go-ahead to share with you). Exciting stuff.

The aforementioned comment also included a couple of other great questions that I’ll be covering/researching/sharing with you later, but, it’s the appropriateness of a Fu Dog as an element of an ashtray that I”m interested in here. It’s a question that never would have occurred to me – a Fu Dog on an ashtray – why not? On a pillow, shirt, out of clay, glass, stone, in a garden, on a table, counter, birdbath – why not? As a person infatuated with Fu Dogs I am glad to see them represented in any way, of any material, for any reason. And yet, there is, per the question asked, a consideration that can be made for the appropriateness of a particular representation (in just the same way that there is an ‘appropriate’ way of placing a pair of Fu Dogs on either side of a door – even if only so for the owner of the Fu Dogs).

This question gives me the opportunity to recap some of the pages and information already presented in FuDogBlog. To consider an appropriateness of presentation of a Fu Dog – the purpose for it being in-your-face so to speak – I have to ask for what reason is a Fu Dog presented. Early in this blog I posted fu-dog-origins-india in which I mentioned that Fu Dogs (though at that time they were more properly referred to as guardian lions) “were meant to ward off evil spirits and protect the Stupa”.

I then mention in the post covering fu-dog-pair how the split into male and female guardian lions, Fu Dogs, may have evolved. This is important in the discussion of the ashtray I posted since it is a single Fu Dog – rather uncharacteristic and thus unusual. However, the Fu Dog ashtrays I’ll display from the kindly contributor are in pairs – so interesting. Would it make a difference in the appropriateness of a Fu Dog on an ashtray if the presentation was in the form of a pair of Fu Dogs?

Next, I posted about cultural reasons for presentation and placement in the two posts fu-dog-ball-fu-dog-cub-flower-of-life-milk-paw and fu-dog-placement-cub-placement-ball-placement-yin-yang-harmony-balance. Could these play a part in the appropriateness of a Fu Dog on an ashtray? And I have since posted on the breeds that may and may not have been ancestors of Fu Dogs in fu-dog-ancestor-dog-breeds – could there be a reason that a dog would be on an ashtray and perhaps be stylized into a Fu Dog?

Now, what is the definition of an ashtray – what does it present in terms of function, how does one use it, what is the cultural ‘appreciation’ of an ashtray and is this compatible with a Fu Dog? Crazy questions I know; who doesn’t know what an ashtray is, and yet, let’s look at it semi-critically. One definition, from here, reads, “a receptacle for the ash from smokers’ cigars or cigarettes”. Other definitions read similarly (and I’ll disregard other uses of ashtrays as receptacles for gum, paper, and other garbage). So, who is a smoker? Don’t go – think about it – the person who smokes must have an image of themselves which would ‘color’ their interpretation of the objects they use when engaged in “smoking” that could be relevant. Culturally, an ashtray is seen as an object of necessity and that contains foul debris from the act of smoking – not the most sought after of objects, and somewhat reviled by those that don’t smoke as a disgusting thing.

So let’s say that there is a smoker out there who considers himself a tough cookie and thus his environment (that he has control over decorating) includes ‘macho’ objects that speak to him of his toughness. One interpretation of toughness could be achieved through the use/presentation of ‘indomitable’ animal figures, such as a bull, a lion, or even a tough breed of dog. This smoker could possibly want such a symbol on an item they use many, perhaps many many, times a day (as a reminder or an example) reinforcing and illustrating their own similarity with that symbolic icon.

A Fu Dog, as a guardian having a tough demeanor, as a protector of those around it, could be an image that the smoker sees in himself and, outside of the fact that it is on an ashtray – that it is associated with something that the smoker uses daily, would serve to reward the smokers own sense of toughness and protector-ship, and even, subconsciously or consciously, the smoker may see the Fu Dog as protecting the smoker from the ill effects that smoking is proven to cause. I would contend that the Fu Dog on this persons ashtray would need to be a ‘rough’ or ‘strong’ presentation of that image and not a lithe or playful image. In such a way I could see a Fu Dog on an ashtray. A person who does not share this smokers outlook would necessarily not view the ashtray in the same light.

Now, because the Fu Dog is a guardian lion, and people are of different natures and inclinations, different presentations of Fu Dogs on ashtrays would also make sense. A sensitive and shy smoker may have a shy looking Fu Dog on their ashtray, for example and for the same reasons a ‘tough’ smoker would have a ‘tough’ Fu dog on their ashtray. What I’m trying to say is that the symbolic meaning of a Fu Dog (a.k.a. guardian lion) transcends its physical appearance and can appeal to many peoples’ sense of who they are (or who they envision themselves as being). In such a case, it would be important if there were a lone Fu Dog or a pair of Fu Dogs – perhaps a lone Fu Dog speaks to a person who is a ‘loner’ or ‘self-reliant’ and pair speaks to a person who seeks ‘balance’ or ‘community’.

Therefore, beyond my joy at seeing any Fu Dog, my Fu Dog ashtray, having a watery and somewhat artsy feel, suits me (even given as a gift from a person who didn’t know my personality), or – here’s a thought, – do I push a watery and somewhat artsy feel onto the Fu Dog ashtray, an interpretation that isn’t there for someone else? Hmm. And this goes to the heart of the original question of appropriateness of a Fu Dog on an ashtray. It truly depends on the person and their definition of what the Fu Dog means for the object that is ‘attached’ to the Fu Dogs’ presentation (in this case an ashtray, but it could be a jewelry box, a picture frame, or a lamp). If a non smoker, or someone vehemently against smoking, saw an image that was attached to a foul and disgusting container that was at odds with their view of that image, then they may be utterly confused and/or upset. Without trying to create an offensive statement, rather one that illustrates what I’ve been writing about, how about a Virgin Mary or Gandhi or Mohammed or Jesus, or some other personage of high virtue, ashtray? That’s bound to make sense to some and not to others.

I think, however, in the grand scheme of things, where a Fu Dog is a guardian, the transmogrification of a smokers personality into that of a Fu Dog via their ashtray could be far fetched. But it was fun for me. That means, in general, I would think that a Fu Dog on an ashtray would not normally be appropriate any more so than a picture of a high official or revered figure on the inside of a toilet bowl. (But, that’s probably because I am not a smoker and find used ashtrays disgusting – thus in my opinion a noble mythic guardian would be wasted on such an artifact; though as a curiosity I do like it and wouldn’t part with the one I have.),

 

Below are the Fu Dog pictures sent to me that I’ve been given the ok to post, where there is a pair of Fu Dogs with ashtrays. They’re quite lovely to see. They each open in their own new window when clicked. What’s wonderful about this set of Fu Dogs is the story behind them. The contributor emailed me asking for information and I was glad to give anything that I could discover or already knew. She then spoke with a family member who had another pair in storage. This was important because I had suggested, without knowing, that her two looked to be of a different ‘set’ (made at different times or something like that) because of coloration and that one was larger than the other, marginally. Turns out the ones in storage were the mates to the ones held by the contributor. What a great revelation! There are now 4 happy Fu Dogs with ashtrays, two larger pair and two smaller pair. They really are nice. Enjoy. And thanks so much for contributing!

 

The original pairing, where the female is smaller than the male. Note the open and closed mouths (a traditional Japanese representation). It wasn’t until today that I realized the ashtray had a ‘floral’ (at least I think it’s floral) rim.

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This is the pair of smaller Fu Dogs – aren’t they nicely colored, very handmade in appearance. The dark coloration is particular nice to my eyes.

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This is the pair of larger Fu Dogs – also beautiful. The tails and the ears are very strongly interpreted. The coloration, while not as dark as the pair above, is particularly bright and rich looking to me; very nice! There is some unfortunate repair, but, all the pieces are accounted for – nothing’s missing.

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Ahh, the whole family of 4 – I have to confess I really like seeing them lined up like this. I think it likely, seeing these all together, that this Fu Dog set was hand made just because the slight difference in height really isn’t cost-effective (but that cost effective is just a guess). It’s more likely that there were several ‘makers’ who worked in tandem but ‘built’ their own sets, thus the slight differences.

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Fu Dog Blogger Collection | Fu Dog Ashtray | Fu Dog Pair | Single Fu Dog

In Gallery Images postings, Home Page posts on June 21, 2009 at 1:21 pm

Here is another post of Fu Dogs in my collection.  These are newer acquisitions and my thanks goes out to those who helped add to my collection.

Fu Dog Ashtray

This piece was a gift that was sent to me in the mail. I haven’t ever seen another like it. The style of glaze and the artistic interpretation and flourishes are recognizable to me as I have seen them in antique stores on other Fu Dogs – but not as a Fu Dog ashtray. This Fu Dog, in a small way, reminds me of how broadly Fu Dogs’ details are represented when done as a tattoo. (I have posted recently a lot of Fu Dog Tattoos, so, if you’re interested they are here: fu-dog-tattoos-guardian-lion-tattoo-Asian-dog-tattoo.)

 

Click on an image to see it larger. I’ve provided measurements for the curious. There were no markings on the piece, none on the bottom either.

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IMG_1584It looks kind of like if you put a cigarette out in this Fu Dog in the right way that smoke could come out of the Fu Dogs eyes and nose holes. It also looks like it was never used as an ashtray because it is so clean inside.

IMG_1583It looks like the toe is broken, but, in fact, it is glazed, so, the toe was ‘broken’ during production and then they just decided to go ahead and use it anyway – glaze it, fire it, sell it.

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IMG_1587 Just a nice mythic watery feel – soothing and protecting at the same time.

 

Fu Dog Pair

This Fu Dog pair is a gift I received through the mail. This pairing is pretty traditional in appearance. It does have an interesting glaze treatment.

 

Click on an image to see it larger. I’ve provided measurements for the curious. There were no markings on the pieces, none on the bottom either.

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IMG_1580There seems to me to be more ‘dog’ and less ‘lion’ to these Fu Dogs. The tail is smaller, the fringe of fur that goes over the feet and up to the elbow area is like some of the breeds of dogs I’ve posted about, fu-dog-ancestor-dog-breeds, and then there’s the simple and subdued ‘mane’ which is really just a frame of curled ‘hair’ around the face – in fact even the large teeth are pretty characteristic of your standard ‘dog’.

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IMG_1578I’m not certain what the pattern on the back of the neck, shown here, is for. Pretty, though. This image also shows off the interesting glaze effect that covers the pair. With the neck pattern, the pseudo-harness type design (running down the back, looks like bells, and across the front in a pattern) this may not be a traditional Chinese Fu Dog. Perhaps the artistic representation is of another country’s Fu Dog – I’m not certain which yet.

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Single Fu Dog

This Fu Dog was a gift from a friend of mine – Thanks Friend. The stylization of it looks like one of the images from my last post, guardian-lions-of-the-far-east-cambodia-thailand-burma-nepal-india-japan-malaysia-bali-singapore-china,  under the Nepal heading, so, my guess is that this Fu Dog is from that tradition.

 

Click on an image to see it larger. I’ve provided measurements for the curious. There were no markings on the piece, none on the bottom either.

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(Fu)(Fo)(Foo) Dogs/Guardian Lions Of the Far East | Cambodia | Thailand | Burma | Nepal | India | Japan | Malaysia | Bali | Singapore | China

In Gallery Images postings, Historical Slant postings, Home Page posts on June 13, 2009 at 10:26 pm

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Like the last post (the tattoo post), this post also has a lot of images. I realized, as I tried to put together a post about Fu Dogs of other countries, that I didn’t know as much about those countries and their artistic heritage, stylistic interpretations, or even their animal-representation traditions. It didn’t make much sense to me to post images and discuss how this one has too-pointy ears, that one has a far longer tail, and those are missing the elements of a Fu Dog (such as a ball and cub underfoot) – that really doesn’t address the reason behind a countries interpretive license and the creative choices that drove certain stylistic expressions for their own Fu Dogs to have meaning for their local audience.

So, rather than approach the discussion in a negation-emphasis way (pointing out the differences that make these Fu Dogs not like Chinese Fu Dogs), I wanted to present a selection of images of Fu Dogs from those countries, that have them, in order to see the differences between them. Then, I can see the similarities more easily, from artist to artist within a single country, and be better able to research why those similarities are important, significant, and perhaps find their historic precedence. Though I have written in the past that I would use the Chinese Fu Dog as the basis for how far another countries Fu Dog falls from that norm in representation, I now think that method will be detrimental to the appreciation of another, different, representation of a Guardian Lion. Certainly the Fu Dogs I have known and loved have been the Chinese ones, but, that doesn’t mean I can’t grow to know and love another representation of that ideal.

There is always the dilemma of interpreting an artists reasoning behind why certain features are present in their artwork. Is it that they’ve been asked to include/exclude certain features, have a favorite ‘reference’ piece from another culture (or misuse a reference that is incorrectly attributed to some country) – or that they are doing a certain method that they enjoy and are good at and is popular? For example, if you are a sculptor good at carving monkeys might your Fu Dog become more monkey-like? If your purchasing audience are more familiar with a particular animal then wouldn’t it make sense to have subtle feature references to that animal in your work so that they might feel more comfortable with a mythic history you might spin about the piece – so that a lion might take on the aspects of, say, a dog (or an alligator)?

The following images have come from many places across the internet, from many countries across the globe, and I’d like to proffer my greatest and most sincere gratitude to the image owners who so posted their images. I have provided, for nearly every image, a link to that image holders internet presence and recommend to all visitors that if you find the image intriguing then please visit the accompanying link. If an image has been placed under the incorrect country heading then please let me know. As you will find, not every single one of the images presented are of a countries Guardian Lion interpretation (the vast vast majority are though) – some are specifically included to show what may be a countries original guardian creature of myth (like a naga: The snake or dragon, a creature of myth and legend. In Southeast Asia, nagas take on many roles) and how such a creature may have influenced their Fu Dog presentation. And some are included just because I liked them a lot.

What should be kept in mind during browsing the following images is that these representations are for Guardian Lions, and not perhaps for a specific creature named Fu Dog. A Fu Dog is a Guardian Lion certainly, and as such it does share a heritage with these creatures. Regardless the name (chinthe: A lion-like creature that guards the entranceways to temples, chimera, etc.), these creatures are from the same history and deserve some appreciation. I’ll make small notes for each image when I think it needed. I’ll refer to these guardian creatures all, as Fu Dogs, even though they may more fit the term Guardian Lion. Enjoy! Oh, all images will open in a new window and I think I’ve got it figured out so that they open at their larger size too.

 

Cambodia

cambodiahttp://www.art-and-archaeology.com/seasia/mandalay/mm03.html This Fu Dog is nearly 6 foot tall!

 

cambodiafudog5http://www.worldisround.com/articles/340169/photo8.html The Fu Dog is on the left hand side.

 

cambodiafudog4 http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Beast_Sculpture-angkor.jpg

 

cambodiafudog3http://travel.webshots.com/photo/2100754090089153205vopIrC

 

cambodiafudog2 http://www.angkor-traveltips.com/lolei.htm

 

fu statuehttp://travel.webshots.com/photo/2761714040089153205McyKEf

 

lion2vihear http://www.earthportals.com/Portal_Messenger/stonesinsky8.html

 

lionstairvihear http://www.earthportals.com/Portal_Messenger/stonesinsky8.html

 

museum cambodian http://chinahistoryforum.com/lofiversion/index.php/t29343.html View one.

 

museum cambodian2http://www.flickr.com/photos/70323761@N00/1673248313 view two.

 

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http://andybrouwer.blogspot.com/2008_01_01_archive.html Almost looks like a crocodile snout.

 

http://andybrouwer.blogspot.com/2008_01_01_archive.html Little bit of an elephant nose happening here.

 

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0602 http://www.art-and-archaeology.com/seasia/angkor/pko/pk03.html 

 

0536 http://www.art-and-archaeology.com/seasia/ppenh/wp01.html On the stairs and the roof – lots of Fu Dogs.

 

 

Thailand

wat benjamaborpit bangkok thailandhttp://staff.jccc.net/Thoare/buddhism_in_thailand.htm

 

 thailand fudog6 http://www.edragonu.ro/trip-to-thailand-day-1/

 

fudragonhttp://www.edragonu.ro/trip-to-thailand-day-1/ Is that a mohawk?

 

fusheep http://www.edragonu.ro/trip-to-thailand-day-1/ This looks like a sheep in Fu Dog clothing – I like it.

 

thailand fudog http://www.chiangmai-traveltips.com/wat-phan-tao.htm

 

859610568_89f8f910a0http://www.bootsintheoven.com/boots_in_the_oven/2007/07/index.html This image is a ‘distant’ view that has a close-up of the Fu Dogs on the walls, below.

 

859610250_2d8200dd60http://www.bootsintheoven.com/boots_in_the_oven/2007/07/index.html I’ve never seen a Fu Dog that behaved as a lizard, clinging to a wall; this is truly unique.

 

thaidragon http://www.pbase.com/scubidoo/image/27100396 This is one of those creatures that is not specifically a Fu Dog, it just looks very cool, has a claw on a ball, and is guarding an entrance – close enough for me!

 

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wat_pho_doorway_bangkokhttp://www.longsstrangetrip.com/wat_pho_doorway_bangkok.JPG

 

su0390 http://www.art-and-archaeology.com/seasia/chiangmai/cm02.html This is another image that isn’t Fu Dogs, not in the least. I include it just to show that Guardian Creatures of different cultures take different, exciting, forms.

 

 

 

Myanmar / Burma

burma6892017-mdhttp://photo.net/photodb/photo?photo_id=6892017&size=lg Note the Fu Dog in the corner of the picture.

 

6892020-lghttp://photo.net/photodb/photo?photo_id=6892020 This image I’ve seen a couple of times, not the Fu Dog but the idea of the animal at the corner of a building – if you view it from the left it looks correct, if you view if from the right it looks correct – head on it looks a little splayed, but, still good.

 

myanmar73563567_lqnwiMU1 http://www.pbase.com/taboo5/mandalay_myanmar_general_photos

 

myanmar http://www.pbase.com/taboo5/mandalay_myanmar_general_photos

 

Ps18http://www.seasite.niu.edu/burmese/cooler/Chapter_3/Part2/pagan_period_2.htm

 

Ps19 http://www.seasite.niu.edu/burmese/cooler/Chapter_3/Part2/pagan_period_2.htm

 

Ps09 http://www.seasite.niu.edu/burmese/cooler/Chapter_3/Part2/pagan_period_2.htm Big Fu Dog!

 

Ps05 http://www.seasite.niu.edu/burmese/cooler/Chapter_3/Part2/pagan_period_2.htm

 

Ps06http://www.seasite.niu.edu/burmese/cooler/Chapter_3/Part2/pagan_period_2.htm

 

ux29 http://www.seasite.niu.edu/burmese/cooler/Chapter_3/Part2/pagan_period_2.htm

 

Ps08 http://www.seasite.niu.edu/burmese/cooler/Chapter_3/Part2/pagan_period_2.htm

 

Ps07http://www.seasite.niu.edu/burmese/cooler/Chapter_3/Part2/pagan_period_2.htm

 

myanmar500099447PRdlRH_fs http://travel.webshots.com/photo/1500099447047274901PRdlRH

 

fu monkey http://www.pbase.com/spoonbender/image/72959727 This artist may have been more comfortable representing an animal other than a Fu Dog, I think.

 

72959820_eWcYOMeE_011207more_19 http://www.pbase.com/spoonbender/image/72959820

 

72959802_s96Y03Ym_011207more_1http://www.pbase.com/spoonbender/image/72959802

 

72959716_HGaU0zBH_010207bagan_16http://www.pbase.com/spoonbender/image/72959716

 

72959655_cHJzCHuS_010107bagan_22   http://www.pbase.com/spoonbender/image/72959655

 

d02 http://www.art-and-archaeology.com/seasia/mandalay/km01.html

 

0269 http://www.art-and-archaeology.com/seasia/mtpopa/mp02.html Just to show that not only Fu Dogs were Guardian ‘Lions’!

 

 

Kathmandu / Nepal

160038526PRJBKi_fshttp://outdoors.webshots.com/photo/1160038526057134311PRJBKi

 

svayambhunath_smhttp://www.exoticindiaart.com/article/nepal

 

templelions_smhttp://www.exoticindiaart.com/article/nepal

 

 1170275-guardian-lion-statue-in-Patan-0 http://www.travelblog.org/Asia/Nepal/blog-160895.html

 

temple_guards http://www.longsstrangetrip.com/temple_guards.JPG

 

temple_doorway_and_steps http://www.longsstrangetrip.com/temple_doorway_and_steps.JPG I think these are ‘wrapped’ Fu Dogs, but I’m not certain.

 

temple lionshttp://eagersnap.blogspot.com/2007/05/guardian-lions-of-kathmandu.html Colorful!

 

Red Door Lionshttp://eagersnap.blogspot.com/2007/05/guardian-lions-of-kathmandu.html

 

Colourful Lion http://eagersnap.blogspot.com/2007/05/guardian-lions-of-kathmandu.html

 

golden lions http://eagersnap.blogspot.com/2007/05/guardian-lions-of-kathmandu.html

 

belovedgods http://www.exoticindiaart.com/article/nepal

 

 

India

india vyalihttp://www.siliconintelligence.com/people/binu/images/orissa/konark/konark.html This is not a Fu Dog but it does have the elephantine snout that I have noticed on several other countries’ Fu Dogs.

 

india singlehttp://www.siliconintelligence.com/people/binu/images/orissa/konark/konark.html Interesting.

 

india pair http://www.siliconintelligence.com/people/binu/images/orissa/konark/konark.html I don’t get it, but, interesting Fu Dogs.

 

tamil nadu s indiahttp://chinahistoryforum.com/lofiversion/index.php/t29343.html

 

column fu doghttp://www.flickr.com/photos/50863590@N00/2312684736/

 

mahabalipuram http://www.flickr.com/photos/lkamala/sets/72157603969378173/

 

 

Unknown location

These are unknown in that I don’t know the web address from which they came. Some do look Japanese, some look like another country or other – I didn’t want to make that guess though. If you know the country please let me know.

fu dog2 http://moelwin999.wordpress.com/photos-by-me/

 

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Japan

guardians of the gods_0001 bloghttp://windbagandthunder.blogspot.com/2008/07/lions-and-tigers-and-bears.html Scary.

 

guardians of the gods_0002 bloghttp://windbagandthunder.blogspot.com/2008/07/lions-and-tigers-and-bears.html I looked at this for a long time – it is hard to decipher. Very intriguing.

 

japanfu dog1http://travel.webshots.com/photo/2143941480095172172ToiEuS

 

1551896614_a5af829346 http://www.flickr.com/photos/mtyto/1551896614/in/set-72057594097711508/ Open Mouth.

 

1551025611_19c2d10edb_mhttp://www.flickr.com/photos/mtyto/1551025611/ Close Mouth.

 

fu roof creature http://tanuki.org.uk/okinawa.html

 

japanese fu doghttp://www.nihonsun.com/2009/03/04/shishi-the-guardian-lion/

 

Fo_koerad 

Malaysia

http://www.pbase.com/tsechien/a_few_pictures_from_where_i_live

 

 

Balinese

fu stool http://hd2o.tv/deep/index.php?main_page=page&id=7&chapter=50

 

 

Singapore

fu classic http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Imperial_guardian_lion_-_Ngee_Ann_City_-_Singapore_(gabbe).jpg

 

 

 

China

fu doghttp://www.fotothing.com/DragonSpeed/photo/2bd3bce07a4aa6fdf519b75264f28d4f/

 

chimera dog http://chinahistoryforum.com/lofiversion/index.php/t29343.html 

 

 

28022http://fr.cinoa.org/index.pl?id=21816;isa=Metadot::SystemApp::AntiqueSearch;op=detail;image_id=28022

 

27909http://fr.cinoa.org/index.pl?id=21816;isa=Metadot::SystemApp::AntiqueSearch;op=detail;image_id=27909