Shisa Statues ~ Kissing Shisa ~ Male and Female Pair
Kissing Shisa: One Female and One Male
Shisa are symbols of protection and typically placed in front of entrances to protect households, but you can place these Shisas in any area no matter how small or big!
Keep away from moisture and intense heat.
Created by: Akara Gallery Artists – Akiyo Yagi
Male and Female Pair
♥ Male shisa typically have their mouths open, whereas the female shisa has her mouth closed. Their are multiple reasons behind the positioning of a shisa mouth but the open mouth represents welcoming in fortune and consuming negativity whereas the closed mouth represents keeping in the good fortune.
♥ Shisa are typically placed in entrances or on the rooftops of homes.
♥ These particular shisa are called ‘Chu Shisa’ as ‘chu’ is a cute way of saying ‘kiss’ in Japanese.
℘ What else?: This shisa was designed by Naka Bokunen. If you’d like to learn more about the fascinating shisa, and the important reasoning behind the famous statues, check out the blog post here: The Story of Shisa in Okinawa