御前なる獅子..

日本語
御前なる獅子、狛犬、背きて、後ろさまに立ちたりければ、上人いみじく感じて、『あなめでたや。この獅子の立ちやう、いとめづらし。深きゆえあらん。』と涙ぐみて、
英語
Lions and guardian dogs in front of shrine pavilions are usually positioned facing each other, but Izumo-taisha shrine's dogs were put the other way around so their backs are facing each other. When Seikai saint saw this, he was absolutely impressed and was nearly in tears saying "Oh, that is rare. How these dogs stand is very rare. It must mean some deep rooted reasons.",