Located in the Kyoto Karasuma Hotel, the Chinese restaurant Toh-Lee serves elegant Kyoto style dishes based on Cantonese cuisine. Both lunch and dinner have maintained a long-standing popularity with a wide range of customers. Restaurant guests are welcomed by Ki-Yan’s set of two A-Un Tigers hanging near the windows facing Karasuma Street. These tigers are the artist’s playful interpretation of komainu (guardian lion-dogs)-the paired animal statues usually found at the entrance of Japanese shrines and temples. However, Toh-Lee’s private room holds the artist’ s main work: the cute but dangerous-looking silver tigers-painted on an ice-green wall behind real bamboo-who will be watching r as you dine at the round table.