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Shisa (shisaa) at Sokobaru Dam | by double-h
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Shisa (shisaa) at Sokobaru Dam

Shisa is a traditional decoration at Ryukyu (Okinawa) area in Japan.

The pairs of shisa are placed on the rooftops or on the gates to the houses.

Shisa are wards, believed to protect from some evils.

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Taken on April 22, 2011