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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.
The magnet was covered on the Japanese TV.
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.
Condition of Haneji sea (December 2021)
Purpose of this project is
Make effective use of pumice stones that flowed to Okinawa, support private business who are suffering from the effects of it.
This product "Pumice Shisa Magnet" is a product produced by the project.
10% of the sales will be donated to the diving and fishing organization.
※precautions for use
・peeling may cause in place where get wet, and in humid place
・damage may happen by dropping, and do not handled roughly
・it is not food. Do not put in your mouth
Volunteer Association (30 companies) to support pumice damage in the private sector