These lions were at the backside of one of the Buddhist temples being
reconstructed or newly built. If you look closely, you’ll notice that
what looks like a head-dress on one of them is just a used rag draped
over his head, and you’ll see sawdust and other construction debris
littering the floor. You’ll also see a little tea kettle set on a
brazier to the left…these proud temple guardian lions, surrounded by
workaday reality, rather captured the imagination of this Leo.