Shisa statue on the rooftop in Okinawa, Japan - Shisa is a traditional Ryukyuan decoration, often in pairs, resembling a cross between a lion and a dog, from Okinawan mythology. People place pairs of shisa on their rooftops or flanking the gates to their houses. Shisa are wards, believed to protect from some evils.

Shisa statue on the rooftop in Okinawa, Japan - Shisa is a traditional Ryukyuan…

Okinawa Japanese Shisa Lion Ronin T Shirt M Cream BNWT | eBay

Okinawa Japanese SHISA LION Ronin T-shirt M Cream BNWT

next drawing gate 2 shisa 2 by troy_williams, via Flickr

next drawing gate 2 shisa 2 by troy_williams, via Flickr

shisa dog - for "sebastian"

shisa dog - for "sebastian"

Pair of Beautiful Mid Century Shisa Foo Dogs

Pair of Beautiful Mid Century Shisa Foo Dogs

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