Watch your step when you walk around town.

Ta-Noza

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"Ishi-gan-tou" of various sizes can be seen all over Okinawa. It is believed that the demon "Majimun" that roams the city has a tendency to go straight ahead,
and if it hits the end of a street, it will enter the house across the street.
For this reason, a stone amulet is placed at the end of each junction to ward off evil spirits. It is believed that demons will be shattered when they hit the stone.
It is said that "Ishi-agan-tou" came from China, and can be found in China and Taiwan. There are also photo collectors.


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David

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and if it hits the end of a street, it will enter the house across the street.
Sometimes I run into ishiagantou on T intersections without a home in front. Does that mean it's blocking Majimun from turning left or right and having to go back where it came from?
 

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