Category: shiisaa

Strange shiisaa fountain at Okinawa’s Ocean Ex…

Strange shiisaa fountain at Okinawa’s Ocean Expo Park.

Naminoe Shrine has been blessing sailors and f…

Naminoe Shrine has been blessing sailors and fisherman for hundreds of years, and is regarded as the most important shrine in Okinawa.

Heading towards Shuri-jo (Shuri Castle)

Heading towards Shuri-jo (Shuri Castle)

Most of Japan calls these lion dog guardian st…

Most of Japan calls these lion dog guardian statues “komainu”, however on Okinawa they are known as “shiisaa”, and they are quite common across the Okinawan islands.