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A Short Trip to Okinawa 17

Tea break at Yachimun kissa-Shisa-en:2

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The Shisa is a traditional figure of Okinawa that is resembling a cross between a lion and a dog.
People usually placed pairs of Shisa on their rooftops or flanking the gates to their houses.
Shisa are wards, believed to protect from some evils.

Yachimun kissa-Shisa-en – Tabelog

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posted by Patty , 6月 24, 2011 21:36:00 (Tokyo) :

I didn’t know these statues are called shisa. I like them very much, they are really beautiful!

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