Sunday, January 18, 2015

Shisa of Okinawa 3


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Here are some more Shisa, the uniquely Okinawan version of guardian dogs. This first one is at the small museum inside the theme park Okinawa World.

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This pair of very unusal ones were also in that museum. They look quite old and possibly are more closely related to the earliest imported from China.

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This is a large, modern one outside a monorail station in Naha.

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This little guy was peeking out up in the far north of the island.

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And this one was on a traditional building in the grounds of the Prefectural Museum in Naha.

2 comments:

  1. In pairs or alone but always with mouth open to ward off evil spirits!
    Splendid photos

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  2. Great variety, great definition, great photos!

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