A visit to a shrine starts with the washing of hands. Let's start there.
Now let's look at the figure from all sides. Shishi stands at about 10" tall and weighs several pounds.
|Shishi is wonderfully balanced and very well assembled. Though I was careful when transporting and setting up the figure, I got the sense it is very sturdy.|
|I love the figure's dynamic stance. Must be very difficult to pull off with a figure of this size and weight while maintaining the balance.|
|Here's a good look at the globe held in Shishi's left hand. It's a trademark for guardian lions at shrines and temples.|
|This lion is cradling a globe (representing his guardianship over the world) in his left paw.|
|The lion on the left is the female, accompanied, per tradition, by a cub.|
|Again, exquisite detail on the back of the head as well.|
Click here to read Miles' synopsis of the backstory.
Shishi and Miles' other ceramic toys, including Kappa and Ikakumora, have so much going for them, I'd strongly encourage everyone to check them out in person and order them if you get a chance. Of course, though they are extremely well made, you still have to be more careful with them than with sofubi. But these clayju fit in very well amongst kaiju of any material. Bravo Miles!
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Long live sofubi. Long live resin. Long live clayju!