Japanese idioms

Shisa

Ryukyuan Okinawan mythology guardians.

Japanese term (also 獅子, literally “lion”) for this couple of figures from Okinawa islands.

One smiles attracting and welcoming the good spirits and one opens mouth scaring the evil ones away.

TechniqueWatercolors Winsor&Newton and Black Indian ink
Format26x19 cm 300gsm Watercolor paper