Shisa are Okinawan lion-dogs seen flanking home and business entrances to protect the residence. Typically seen in pairs, the male has it's mouth open to ward off evil, and the female has its mouth closed to keep good energy in. These are shisa-koi, with koi adding symbols of strength and perseverance. Kanji on shisa's noses are 'courage' and 'protection', and look for the green bittermelon emblem reading 'shimanchu' or 'islander' at the bottom of our Okinawan themed designs!
ALSO IN MENS, WOMENS, KIDS!