shisa

  1. David

    Historical Landmark Tomori Large Stone Lion

    One of the most iconic photos taken during the Battle of Okinawa is of soldiers huddled behind the Tomori Large Stone Lion observing the hillsides and cliffs ahead through their binoculars. The Tomori Lion is located in the Tomori District of Yaese, Okinawa, an area of southern Okinawa. The...
  2. David

    Shisa Azakuniyoshi Shugo Stone Lion

    I love finding new historical sites, especially shisa, or stone lions. There is a lot of Ryukyu-era history with many of the shisa around Okinawa. Some were originally created in villages to face certain directions in order to ward off possible evils. I ran across this one while taking a...
  3. Coke & A Shisa

    Coke & A Shisa

    Coke cans sitting next to a Shisa.
  4. David

    Sightseeing Twenty Minutes to Kill in Tomigusuku

    I had just about 20 minutes to kill before having to make an errand today. I decided to open up the map and zoom in to the area where I was located on the map. Lo and behold, there were three historical sites in a row that could be hit fairly easy, one of which I ran out of time to get to but...
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