People usually place the shisa on the roof or on both sides of the house door as it is believed to protect the people in the house from damage. The closed mouth of the female Shisa is always placed on the left and the open mouth of the man on the right.
You can even see a variety of these creatures in China, Korea, Myanmar, Tibet and other East Asian countries, or even in western Chinese restaurants. They are known in English as Lions, Dogs, Lion Dogs, ■■ Dogs or Foo Dogs.
, and in Okinawa they are shīsā.
Shisa is the guardian of Okinawan mythology and resembles a cross between a lion and a dog. They often appear as a male-female pair. In most cases, one Shisa has its mouth open and the other closed.
The male (holding the globe) is always placed on the male or dragon side of the house (to the right of the front door). The ■■■■■ (with the boy) is on the female or tiger side of the house (to the left of the front door).
Protective lions, also known as Komainu, Shishi, or Foo Dogs, are mythical and eerie lion-like creatures that can be seen in a touch of art that ranges from architecture to tattoos. As they symbolize wealth, success and protection, they are full of meaning, which has made them popular in Western art as well.
There should be two. Foo dogs are symbolic and protective statues: one is a woman and the other is a man. Faced with a pair of Foo Dogs, the most favorable position according to Feng Shui is the female on the left and the male on the right.
For Buddhists, lion statues are said to bring peace and prosperity, while in Italy they symbolize power and prestige. In Quebec, homeowners traditionally put a lion or two in front of their home when the mortgage is paid off.
), often referred to as lion dogs in English, are pairs of statues of lion-like creatures that guard the entrance or dog or inner shrine of many Japanese Shinto shrines, or are kept in the inner shrine itself. where they are not visible to the public.
They are mostly made of stone and are also called stone lions or Shishi. They are known in English as lion dogs or foodog.
In Chinese culture, the lion symbolizes strength, stability and superiority, while the dragon represents strength, audacity and excellence. The dances for the two auspicious beings are performed on festive occasions to drive away evil spirits and to welcome them in auspicious moments.
Okinawan cuisine is known for its originality. Examples of local specialties are Okinawa Soba, Goya Champuru, Rafute and Jimamidoufu. Okinawa was the site of the last major battle of World War II, the Battle of Okinawa. Many Okinawa residents died in the battle.
Okinawa was once an independent country ruled by the Ryukyu Empire and thriving in trade with China, the largest country in Asia, and other neighboring countries. However, in 1972 Okinawa was returned to the Japanese government. Okinawa remains under Japanese rule to this day.
Location: Japan is a long chain of islands between the Sea of Okhotsk, the Sea of Japan and the Philippine Sea. It is in the Pacific, East Asia, and Northeast Asia. Japan is east of Siberia, the Korean Peninsula and Taiwan. Land borders: the sea, without land borders.
Okinawa prefecture is located on the southwestern tip of the Japanese archipelago. It is the southern half of Nansei Shoto (Southwest Islands), a curved chain of islands 1,200 km (746 mi) off the east coast of mainland Asia.