A proper tribute to a man who inspired me to be as weird and mad as he was. R.I.P The One Robin Williams
Check out that cutie buried in Arcanine’s fur. :}
Arcanine and Vulpix, by Adorael.
Photography by ajpscs on Flickr.
Image taken on August 30, 2009. Jingumae 1 Chome, Tokyo, Tokyo Prefecture, Japan
Shishi (or Jishi) is translated as “lion” but it can also refer to a deer or dog with magical properties and the power to repel evil spirits. A pair of shishi traditionally stand guard outside the gates of Japanese Shinto shrines and Buddhist temples
Shishi-mai or “Lion Dance,” is performed while wearing the headdress or various masks. Shishi masks take on many forms, some with horns, others looking like a dog, a deer, or a lion.
Shishi-mai dances became widespread in Japan thereafter as both a form of festival entertainment and as a means to ward off evil spirits, to pray for peace, bountiful harvests, and good health.