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Make Your Own Shiisa Ornament in Okinawa!

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Shiisa is a traditional Ryukyuan decoration. It is a legendary beast, part lion and part dog from Okinawa mythology. As a talisman to protect from evils, you can find Its ornaments everywhere in Okinawa, like on gates or roofs. In this activity you will experience how to make an unglazed Shiisa. You will shape the clay and bake brownware Shiisa and then paint it. Then you will have a small talisman who brings you luck! You can take home to unglazed Shiisa that day and it is a good handmade souvenir! Let's make your own Shiisa ornaments! Photo Credit: http://flic.kr/p/2FB4KN http://flic.kr/p/9cMSHC http://flic.kr/p/ddxTL http://flic.kr/p/cJvvN

Shiisa is a traditional Ryukyuan decoration. It is a legendary beast, part lion and part dog from Okinawa mythology. As a talisman to protect from evils, you can find Its ornaments everywhere in Okinawa, like on gates or roofs. In this activity you will experience how to make an unglazed Shiisa. You will shape the clay and bake brownware Shiisa and then paint it. Then you will have a small talisman who brings you luck! You can take home to unglazed Shiisa that day and it is a good handmade souvenir! Let's make your own Shiisa ornaments! Photo Credit: http://flic.kr/p/2FB4KN http://flic.kr/p/9cMSHC http://flic.kr/p/ddxTL http://flic.kr/p/cJvvN