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/ April 2, 2016/ Japan

Shisa, Shīsā, Okinawan: shiisaa [シーサー] Is a traditional Ryukyuan decoration, often in pairs, resembling a cross between a lion and a dog, from Okinawa mythology. Shisas are wards, believed to protect from evil. When in pairs, the left shisa traditionally has a closed mouth, the

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