Saturday, September 1, 2007

Her Shi-sa Dog

At Okinawa World they had a pottery place where you got to choose something to make. Maddy chose a Shi-sa dog. They are symbols of good luck here. The are supposed to ward off evil spirits. Most people put them on each side of the entrance of their house. But some are also placed on rooftops, graves, and shrines. Usually they are placed in pairs: the one with the mouth open represents the male getting rid of evil and the one with a closed mouth is a female holding the happiness. Maddy made the male one. She's doing her best impression of him above. How funny?

1 comment:

Sandi McBride said...

Now this is just precious...she needs to make the other one too, so she can keep the happiness
Aunt Sandi