Okinawa Part 1 -Pottery – Demons – Wood Carvings

I was down in Okinawa in mid-May for a language conference, and it was my first visit. I took quite a few photos while down there, so I thought I’d organize them according to several themes. This one is Pottery. One unique feature of Okinawa architecture is the pottery good-luck demon squatting on the tile roof.  They are variations on the ‘Shisa’ lion-dogs found throughout Japan and China at most temple and shrine complexes.

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Old wood carvings at the Botanical Garden

Old wood carvings at the Botanical Garden

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