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Sam's Steak & Seafood Lion-Dog Mug

a.k.a. Sam's Komainu Mug

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Physical Characteristics
Material Ceramic
Dimensions ?" x ?"
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Capacity ? fl. oz.
Optimal drink size ? fl. oz.
Decorative Characteristics
Coloring White mainly
Imagery Animal, Orientalia
Marking "Sam's" on front leg of lion-dog
In the Collection of:
290 mugs
Member since Sep 25, 2007
Purchased from  eBay
Price paid  $60.00
Tags  Other Mug
Distinguishing  Sam's Steak and Seafood Okinawa Dragon Monster
Unmarked mug from Sam's Steak and Seafood in Okinawa. This Sam's is NOT affiliated with the now closed Sam's Seafood in CA. This mug also came with its original box.
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From Sam's Steak & Seafood, Okinawa, Japan, a Tiki Location
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This is a mug shaped like a lion-dog or Japanese Komainu. There is both a green and a red detailed version. These lion-dogs are often seen in pairs as statues either guarding the entrance or the inner shrine of many Japanese Shinto shrines or kept inside the inner shrine itself, where they are not visible to the public. They can sometimes be found at Buddhist temples, nobility residences or even private homes. The Komainu is also one of the pieces of a shōgi (Japanese chess) board.
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