SHISA Family Yellow OKINAWA RYUKYU JAPAN Traditional Guardian Lion Statue #Nanpudo
Shi shi dogs from Okinawa. One wards off evil spirits and the other keeps good spirits in. A gift from my brother who lives in Okinawa for the military. They are in our sons room. it already feels more peaceful in the house
Shisa is a traditional Ryukyuan decoration, often in pairs.When in pairs, the left shisa traditionally has a closed mouth, the right one an open mouth. The open mouth wards off evil spirits, and the closed mouth keeps good spirits in.