Monday, September 17, 2018

More Shisa of Taketomi Island


Shisa are the magical creatures found on rooves and gates all over Okinawa. Similar to Japanese komainu, though found most often on homes.


Very much "folk" artifacts, though also made by artisans, most are somewhat comical in appearance.


All these posted here are from Taketomi Island, the small island known mostly for its ox-carts.


Like komainu they are often found in male-female pairs, and in different postures.


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