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1st May 2004, 04:44
Hi there!

I was wondering if anyone here has heard of the character in Japanese/ Okinawan lore called the " Guardian of the Gate" I was wondering if anyone had any info on this. Any help would be appreciated!

1st May 2004, 12:47
Do you mean the Shisa?

The Lions (http://www.geocities.com/TheTropics/6330/Shisa.html)

1st May 2004, 15:48
Hey there!
I am not sure. This guardan was a guy. My instructor (Shihan Albert Mady) uses this image on our dojo t-shirts etc. He has forgotten what the story was behind it as he was told about it many many years ago. This guy is standing there with his hair and robe blowing in the wind. He kind of look like a peasant. I should scan the image and post it on here. I will see what I can do.