24 inch x 36 inch
The Qilin (Ki-rin) is a mythical hooved Chinese chimerical creature known throughout various East Asian cultures, and is said to appear with the imminent arrival or passing of a wise sage or an illustrious ruler. It is a good omen that brings rui (Chinese: 瑞; pinyin: ruì; roughly translated as "serenity" or "prosperity"). It is often depicted with what looks like fire all over its body. It is sometimes misleadingly called the "Chinese unicorn" due to conflation with the unicorn by Westerners.... (read more)
As well as the dragon and Hou-ou, Ki-rin is adored as the model of Japanese Shisei (Irezumi-Tatto) pictures. Said that you must be strong and wise to carry Ki-rin on your back, otherwise, Ki-rin would fly away.