By JamesHurst

Shisa: The Stone Guardians of Okinawa

Introduction Off the shores of Kyushu (the third largest island of Japan) there are a number of volcanic islands flowing south-west towards Taiwan. These are named the Ryukyu Islands, also known as the Nansei Islands. In the centre of this volcanic island chain is where Okinawa, the biggest of the Ryukyu Islands, can be located.…