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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!)?

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

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

Some old buildings in Kyoto have them protecting their entrance!

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

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

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

Surging forth out of nowhere!

Elegant!

Evil grin!

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

Dragons are rarely found inside Buddhist Temples!

Almost looks like a western cousin!

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

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

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

Different maws, too!

They also look more aggressive in protecting their charges!

What a tail!

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