Japanese Asian Foo Lion Guardian Pendant Sterling Silver Jewelry
Sinister Silver Co. Japanese Foo Lion Pendant
Metal is: Sterling Silver And Brass.
Size is: 29mm In Diameter.
Chain sizes: Up to 3.9mm.
Theme is: Foo Lions, Asian Mythology.
US retail is: $59.00.
This pendant idea and design come from the Edo period in history. They began to be called "guardian dogs" in mainland Japan and China. This is a buy order design, and part of our "Special Order Pendants" collection. Gender is variously assigned to the shisa. Some Okinawa natives believe that the male has his mouth closed to keep bad out of the home. The female has her mouth open to share goodness and welcome that into the home. Some other Japanese believe that the female has her mouth closed to keep in the good, and that the male has his mouth open to frighten away the bad, or evil. Either way this is an extremely fine detailed pendant. We have a series of these in the works.