Dragons in Japan 1

Dragons!

If you know where to look around you will find plenty looking after us in Shinto Shrines or looking at us in Parks or during festivals and where else!

Shall we look for them (pun intended!)?

SN3O3219

I discovered this dark dragon in an underground shrine inside a cliff by the sea in Kamakura!

SN3O0047

Dragons are not so many in Kyoto and tend to be artistically represented!

SN3O0159

Some old buildings in Kyoto have them protecting their entrance!

SN3O0160

It is still unusual to find them on western-looking edifices, hough!

SN3O0288

I found this one in a shop, but didn’t understand its purpose in spite of its delicate beauty!

SN3O0079

SN3O0080

Discovered this more usual water spouting dragon at a shinto Shrine in Kyoto called Myoonbensenten!

SN3O0082

Surging forth out of nowhere!

SN3O0083

Elegant!

SN3O0081

Evil grin!

SN3O0264

This wood carving was almost discarded at Tofuku Buddhist temple in Kyoto!

SN3O0266

Dragons are rarely found inside Buddhist Temples!

SN3O0265

Almost looks like a western cousin!

SN3O0267

Or did the artist confuse it with a guarding dog? LOL

DRAGON-YOKOHAMA-1

Yokohama City having a big Chinese community you are bound to find many Chinese dragons there!

DRAGON-YOKOHAMA-2

they are markedly different from the Japanese ones with more bright colors!

DRAGON-YOKOHAMA-3

Different maws, too!

DRAGON-YOKOHAMA-4

They also look more aggressive in protecting their charges!

DRAGON-YOKOHAMA-5

What a tail!

RECOMMENDED RELATED WEBSITES

So Good Sushi Restaurant in Nice France
Navigating Nagoya by Paige, Shop with Intent by Debbie, BULA KANA in Fiji, Kraemer’s Culinary blog by Frank Kraemer in New York,Tokyo Food File by Robbie Swinnerton, Green Tea Club by Satoshi Nihonyanagi in Shizuoka!, Mind Some by Tina in Taiwan, Le Manger by Camille Oger (French), The Indian Tourist, Masala Herb by Helene Dsouza in Goa, India, Mummy I Can Cook! by Shu Han in London, Pie
rre.Cuisine
, Francescannotwrite, My White Kitchen, Foodhoe, Chucks Eats, Things that Fizz & Stuff, Five Euro Food by Charles,Red Shallot Kitchen by Priscilla,With a Glass, Nami | Just One Cookbook, Peach Farm Studio, Clumsyfingers by Xethia, PepperBento, Hapabento, Kitchen Cow, Lunch In A Box, Susan at Arkonlite, Vegan Lunch Box; Tokyo Tom Baker, Daily Food Porn/Osaka, Only Nature Food Porn, Happy Little Bento, J-Mama’s Kitchen, Cook, Eat, Play, Repeat, Bento Lunch Blog (German), Adventures In Bento, Anna The Red’s Bento Factory, Ohayo Bento,

Must-see tasting websites:

-Sake: Ichi For The Michi by Rebekah Wilson-Lye in Tokyo, Tokyo Through The Drinking Glass, Tokyo Foodcast, Urban Sake, Sake World
-Wine: Palate To Pen, Warren Bobrow, Cellar Tours, Ancient Fire Wines Blog
-Beer: Another Pint, Please!, Beering In Good Mind: All about Craft Beer in Kansai by Nevitt Reagan!
ABRACADABREW, Magical Craftbeer from Japan
-Whisky: Nonjatta: All about whisky in Japan by Stefan Van Eycken
-Japanese Pottery to enjoy your favourite drinks: Yellin Yakimono Gallery

Non gastronomy must-see sites by Shizuoka Residents

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s