This type of dragon can be seen in the entrance to many temples and shrines in Japan, pouring the water into the basin use to wash your hands and gargle with to purify yourself before praying. I've never seen one with painted in eyes like this before though, making them quite pensive.
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Leo (881) 2003-01-15 11:39
I am a Dragon freak! I loved this functional sculpture spiting water rather than fire… I took the liberty of cropping the picture for two reasons: One to do away with the pans (they seem to be too prosaic for my taste) the other, to bring out the dragon's face which is just wonderful. (look into the workshop link).
Wonderful picture of a Japanese Sculpture and a great way to document the Japanese culture.
nofer (3215) 2004-12-17 21:14
Boa foto. Interessante o motivo. Valeu. Gostei
Pena eu não ter pontos para dar... hoje esgotou...
Daria 2 pontos.
- Copyright: Martin Bailey (Bayleaf) (1484)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2002-11-14
- Categories: Artwork
- Camera: Canon EOS D30, 28-135 f/3.5-5.6 Ø72, JPEG ISO 400
- Exposure: f/8, 1/30 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: Japan - Kawaguchi Lake and Hakone
- Date Submitted: 2003-01-15 8:07
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