HOME TheInfoList.com
Providing Lists of Related Topics to Help You Find Great Stuff

picture info

Shisa
Shisa
Shisa
(シーサー, Shīsā, Okinawan: shiisaa) is a traditional Ryukyuan cultural artifact and decoration, often seen in similar pairs, resembling a cross between a lion and a dog, from Okinawan mythology. In magic typology, they are sometimes also classified as gargoyle beasts
[...More...]

Shishi (other)
Shishi may refer to: Chinese guardian lion
Chinese guardian lion
(石獅), also known as a shishi Lion-Eating Poet in the Stone Den
Lion-Eating Poet in the Stone Den
(施氏食獅史), homophonic poem written by Chao Yuen Ren Shishi (organization), Japanese political activists of the late Edo period Shishi-odoshi, Japanese devices made to scare away animals Shi Shi (giant panda) Shishi (TV Program) in IsraelPeople[edit] Li Shishi (politician) (born 1953), Chinese politician Li Shishi (Song dynasty) (fl
[...More...]

picture info

Feng Shui
[fə́ŋ.ʂwèi] hanja =風水WuRomanization fon平 sy上GanRomanization Fung1 sui3HakkaRomanization fung24 sui31Yue: CantoneseYale Romanization fùngséui or fūngséuiIPA [fôŋ.sɵ̌y] or [fóŋ.sɵ̌y]Jyutping fung1seoi2Southern Min Hokkien
Hokkien
POJ hong-suíEastern MinFuzhou BUC hŭng-cūiVietnamese nameVietnamese phong thủyThai nameThai ฮวงจุ้ย (Huang Jui)Korean nameHangul 풍수TranscriptionsRevised Romanization pungsuMcCune–Reischau
[...More...]

picture info

Seasarmon
Digimon
Digimon
(デジモン Dejimon, branded as Digimon: Digital Monsters, stylized as DIGIMON), short for "Digital Monsters" (デジタルモンスター Dejitaru Monsutā), is a Japanese media franchise encompassing virtual pet toys, anime, manga, video games, films and a trading card game
[...More...]

picture info

Special
Special
Special
or the specials or variation, may refer to:.mw-parser-output .tocright float:right;clear:right;width:auto;background:none;padding:.5em 0 .8em 1.4em;margin-bottom:.5em .mw-parser-output .tocright-clear-left clear:left .mw-parser-output .tocright-clear-both clear:both .mw-parser-output .tocright-clear-none clear:none Contents1 Policing 2 Literature 3 Film and television 4 Music4.1 Albums 4.2 Songs5 Computing 6 Other uses 7 See alsoPolicing[edit] Specials, Ulster
[...More...]

picture info

Japanese Sculpture
The sculpture of Japan started from the clay figure. Japanese sculpture received the influence of the Silk Road
Silk Road
culture in the 5th century, and received a strong influence from Chinese sculpture afterwards. The influence of the Western world
Western world
was received since the Meiji era. The sculptures were made at local shops, used for sculpting and painting. Most sculptures were found at areas in front of houses and along walls of important buildings.Tamonten in Tōdai-ji, Wood, Edo periodMost of the Japanese sculptures derived from the idol worship in Buddhism
Buddhism
or animistic rites of Shinto
Shinto
deity
[...More...]

Chinese Mythology In Popular Culture
Elements of Chinese mythology
Chinese mythology
have appeared many times in popular culture.Contents1 Dragon turtle 2 Hong 3 Jade Emperor 4 Mogwai 5 Nezha 6 Nian 7 Nüwa 8 Ox-Head and Horse-Face 9 Ranka 10 Sha Wujing 11 Shen 12 ReferencesDragon turtle[edit]Bowser, the nemesis of Mario
Mario
in the Super Mario
Mario
Bros. video game franchise, is a well known dragon turtle. In the Dungeons & Dragons role-playing game dragon turtles are gigantic sea creatures, feared by sailors for their ability to capsize the largest ships
[...More...]

picture info

Chinese Art
Chinese art
Chinese art
is visual art that, whether ancient or modern, originated in or is practiced in China or by Chinese artists. The Chinese art
Chinese art
in the Republic of China
Republic of China
(Taiwan) and that of overseas Chinese can also be considered part of Chinese art
Chinese art
where it is based in or draws on Chinese heritage and Chinese culture
[...More...]

picture info

Carranca
A carranca (Portuguese, literally "scowl" with another definition as "figurehead";[1] Portuguese pronunciation: [kaˈʁɐ̃kɐ]) is a type of figurehead attached to river craft which is attributed with power to protect the boatmen from the river's evil spirits. They were once commonly found on the lower Rio São Francisco in Brazil's Northeast Region (Nordeste). The carranca is most commonly a figure of a human or an animal
[...More...]

picture info

Amulet
An amulet is an object that is typically worn on one's person and is alleged to have the magical power to protect its holder, either to protect them in general or to protect them from some specific thing; it is also used for decoration. [1] Amulets are different from talismans because a talisman may have alleged magical powers other than protection.[2] Amulets are sometimes confused with pendants, small aesthetic objects that hang from necklaces. Any given pendant may indeed be an amulet but so may any other object that purports to protect its holder from danger. Potential amulets include gems, especially engraved gems, statues, coins, drawings, pendants, rings, plant parts, animal parts, and even written words in the form of a magical spell or incantation to repel evil or bad luck
[...More...]

picture info

Vending Machine
A vending machine is an automated machine that provides items such as snacks, beverages, alcohol, cigarettes and lottery tickets to consumers after money, a credit card, or specially designed card is inserted into the machine.[1] The first modern vending machines were developed in England
England
in the early 1880s and dispensed postcards. Vending machines exist in many countries, and in more recent times, specialized vending machines that provide less common products compared to traditional vending machine items have been created and provided to consumers.Contents1 Histo
[...More...]

picture info

Miyako-jima
Miyako-jima
Miyako-jima
(宮古島, Miyako: Myaaku (ミャーク); Okinawan: Naaku (ナーク)) is the largest and the most populous island among the Miyako Islands
Miyako Islands
of Okinawa Prefecture, Japan
[...More...]

picture info

Okinawan Language
Central Okinawan, or simply the Okinawan language (沖縄口/ウチナーグチ Uchinaaguchi [ʔut͡ɕinaːɡut͡ɕi]), is a Northern Ryukyuan language spoken primarily in the southern half of the island of Okinawa, as well as in the surrounding islands of Kerama, Kumejima, Tonaki, Aguni, and a number of smaller peripheral islands.[4] Central Okinawan distinguishes itself from the speech of Northern Okinawa, which is classified independently as the Kunigami language
[...More...]

picture info

Naha, Okinawa
Naha
Naha
(那覇市, Naha-shi, Japanese: [naꜜha]) is the capital city of Okinawa Prefecture, the southernmost prefecture of Japan. As of December 2012, the city has an estimated population of 321,467[1] and a population density of 8,244.46 persons per km². The total area is 38.99 km². Naha
Naha
is a city on the East China Sea
East China Sea
coast of the southern part of Okinawa Island, the largest of Okinawa Prefecture. The modern city was officially founded on May 20, 1921. Before that Naha
Naha
had been for centuries one of the most important and populous sites in Okinawa. Naha
Naha
is the political, economic and education center of Okinawa Prefecture
[...More...]

picture info

Tutelary Deity
A tutelary (also tutelar) is a deity or spirit who is a guardian, patron, or protector of a particular place, geographic feature, person, lineage, nation, culture, or occupation. One type of tutelary deity is the genius, the personal deity or daimon of an individual from birth to death. Another form of personal tutelary spirit is the familiar spirit of European folklore.[1]Contents1 Europe and Mediterranean1.1 Ancient Greece 1.2 Ancient Rome 1.3 Slavic Europe2 Asia 3 Americas 4 Africa 5 See also 6 ReferencesEurope and Mediterranean[edit] Further information: Cities of the Ancient Near East
Cities of the Ancient Near East
and É (temple) Ancient Greece[edit] Further information: Greek city-state patron gods Socrates
Socrates
spoke of hearing the voice of his personal spirit or daimonion:You have often heard me speak of an oracle or sign which comes to me …. This sign I have had ever since I was a child
[...More...]

picture info

Shuri Castle
Invasion of Ryukyu
Invasion of Ryukyu
(1609) World War II Battle of Okinawa
Battle of Okinawa
(1945)Garrison informationOccupants Kings of Chūzan
Chūzan
and Ryukyu Kingdom Imperial Japanese ArmyA plan of the castle: 1-Seiden 2-Hokuden 3-Nanden 4-Houshinmon 5-Bandokoro A- Shureimon
Shureimon
B-Kankaimon C-Zuisenmon D-Roukokumon E-Koufukumon F-Kyukeimon G-Uekimon H-Kobikimon Shuri Castle
Shuri Castle
(首里城, Shuri-jō, Okinawan: Sui Gushiku[1]) is a Ryukyuan gusuku in Shuri, Okinawa. Between 1429 and 1879, it was the palace of the Ryukyu Kingdom, before becoming largely neglected. In 1945, during the Battle of Okinawa, it was almost completely destroyed. After the war, the castle was re-purposed as a university campus
[...More...]

.