Shīsā Statues Installation CeremonyJune 29, 4:00pm - 4:15pm
Mānoa Campus, Between Hamilton Library and Paradise Palms Cafe on Maile Way
Commemorating the establishment of the Center for Okinawan Studies at UH Manoa, the University of the Ryukyus is donating an original pair of shīsā (lion-dog) statues to the University of Hawai`i at Mānoa. A traditional talisman of Okinawa, shīsā are guardians who protect against disasters and bring happiness to those they serve. The presence of shīsā on the UHM campus symbolizes friendship and peace between UHM and the University of the Ryukyus.
Chancellor, UHM Library, Center for Okinawan Studies, and Center for Japanese Studies, Mānoa Campus