The items produced in the Mitsuo Shisa workshop depict the legendary guardians of Okinawa, the mythical shisa. These days, the handmade ornamental shiisa serve many purposes, such as bringing luck or good feng shui. Many are made using coral. When visiting, please look at the individual shisa faces and you can choose the ones that speak to you or appeal to your individual taste. This Naha gallery has the only shisa workshop on Kokusai Street. You can actually watch craftsmen/artists creating everything from cute souvenirs to Mitsuo’s original art pieces.