26 January 2014

Scaring away the evil


This figure is called shishigami in Japanese and placed on the roof of the festival float to scare away the evil.

獅子がみ

こちらは大阪市生野区清見原神社の中川だんじりの獅子がみさん。この獅子がみ以外にも中川のだんじりの彫物にはほんまに圧倒されました。

2 comments:

R J Adams said...

It would certainly scare me away, my friend.

Arnaud Fauries said...

Looks like this sculpture is modern.