***Shishi***
Shishi are lion like beasts with the power to repel evil spirits. They are often depicted as paired statues positioned to guard the gates of Shinto shrines and Buddhist temples. One shishi will have its mouth open, symbolising the sound “Ah” (first letter of the Japanese alphabet), while the other will be closed, symbolising the sound “n”(the last letter). Together they represents the beginning and the end.
Here we have a female shishi typically depicted with closed mouth and accompanied by a cub. 
The notion of this mythical animal originated in China and migrated to Japan via Korea in 7th and 8th centuries. As such it borrows characteristics from the Chinese lion ( Kara-shishi ) and the Korean dog ( Koma-inu ).
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***Shishi***
Shishi are lion like beasts with the power to repel evil spirits. They are often depicted as paired statues positioned to guard the gates of Shinto shrines and Buddhist temples. One shishi will have its mouth open, symbolising the sound “Ah” (first letter of the Japanese alphabet), while the other will be closed, symbolising the sound “n”(the last letter). Together they represents the beginning and the end.
Here we have a female shishi typically depicted with closed mouth and accompanied by a cub.
The notion of this mythical animal originated in China and migrated to Japan via Korea in 7th and 8th centuries. As such it borrows characteristics from the Chinese lion ( Kara-shishi ) and the Korean dog ( Koma-inu ).
FOR BOOKINGS
w: lighthousetattoo.com.au
: contact@lighthousetattoo.com.au
️: (+61 2) 9316 4565

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