Tattoo Symbolism: Shisa: koshii — LiveJournal

Mar 01, 2012 · Names: Fu Dog/Foo Dog Shishi Shisa (Okinawa) Lion of Buddha Koma-inu T'ien Kou (Celestial Dog) Korai Inu ("foreign" dog, the word Korai referring to Korean, with the meaning of Outside/weird) all of them came from China, but they took 3 routes to come to Japan and they created different products at……

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Traditional Tebori Shisa Tattoo by Horiiso at Japanese Traditional Tattooing in Okinawa. Okinawa Tattoo Traditional Tattoos Irezumi Tattoo Inspiration Tattoo Old School Tattoo Old School Tattoos Traditional Tattoo. shisa - okinawa pottery. Fu Dog Turning Japanese Evil Spirits Japanese Culture Nihon Osaka Japan Travel Karate Kyoto.…

Shisa - Wikipedia

Shisa (シーサー, Shīsā, Okinawan: shiisaa) is a traditional Ryukyuan cultural artifact and decoration derived from Chinese guardian lions, often seen in similar pairs, resembling a cross between a lion and a dog, from Okinawan mythology.In magic typology, they are sometimes also classified as gargoyle beasts. Shisa are wards, believed to protect from some evils.…

Shisa : The Guardian Lions of Okinawa

Nov 30, 2015 · Shisa in modern culture. Shisa, also known as 獅子 shi-shi ("lion") in the local language, are found everywhere in Okinawa. Because they are believed to provide protection, they often sit outside or on the roof of many buildings in the archipelago, including those of private houses, large stores, corporate buildings, hospitals and even schools.5/5(10)…