A Kabuki dancer as the rampaging spirit of a shishi (mythical lion), who falls asleep after sporting among the peonies, only to be awoken by two kochō (butterflies) that tease him mercilessly as he angrily tries to catch them. He works himself into a mighty rage, flinging his luxuriant mane around in a fury of movement.
Lion guardian at Tamura Shrine (by beergator)
Bandō Tamasaburō V in the role of the shishi (a lion) in the kabuki play kagamijishi
if you are interested in kabuki you can watch a video of him playing that role (and doing an amazing job i think) here: youtube
I suggest watching the video!