Meet Shishi-ko, a wide-eyed, loyal karajishi pup training to guard temples, jinja (Shinto Shrines), homes, and your precious pin collection. Shishi-ko is tries to be more behaved than her rambunctious brother, Shishi-chan, who is always causing trouble around the temple. She enjoys pets from the priests and miko working at the temple, as well as visitors from all over the world.
About the Collection
Our original characters are based on karajishi (the lion dog statues you see at temple gates). When Mandy and Taka met, Mandy said Taka’s name reminded her of “Shishi Dog.” These pins as well as our brand incorporate the Japanese concept of a and un, balance between dark and light forces. Shishi-chan’s mouth is open to scare off the bad spirits, while Shishi-ko’s mouth is closed to keep the good spirits in.
Since childhood, Mandy has loved “Shishi dogs” after her father brought them back from Japan and they were set up at her grandparents home. She admired their fierce ugly/cool appearance, so much so that she had them tattooed on her feet as a protection.
Size: 1.5" wide
Material: Black Nickel Hard Enamel
Backing: 2 Rubber Clutches
Quality: Collector - Jacket-Ready - B-Grade
Extra Features: Shishido Creative Backstamp, Glitter (Optional), Custom Backing Card
Estimated Delivery: We ship from Seattle, WA via USPS First Class. It takes about 2-3 days for domestic orders. For international orders, it takes about 1-6 weeks depending on location. Learn more about shipping here. We now have the option to add insurance here!
If you are ordering with a pre-order item, it will ship when pre-order arrives.