Each pair of magnets is handmade in the motif of "Shisa," the ancient guardian god of Okinawa. Shisa is the name for the lion pronounced in the Okinawan dialect, and it is said that the lion culture was introduced from China.
It was believed that installing a lion in a village would prevent misfortune, and the practice spread throughout Okinawa. These days, shisa are arranged in pairs. The male (blue) is on the right side with his mouth open, and the female (pink) is on the left side with her mouth closed. The male with his mouth open is said to bring in good luck, while the female with her mouth closed is said to keep evil spirits and misfortune out of the house, and to keep the good luck that does come in from escaping.
In 2021, pumice stones, which are thought to have been caused by the eruption of a submarine volcano in the Ogasawara Islands and Fukutoku-Okanoba, rushed to the area around Okinawa, causing damage in various aspects such as shipping, fishing, and tourism.
Machine has been used to remove it, but has not been completely removed yet. In addition, many issues remain regarding the method of treating a large amount of pumice after recovery.