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Dragons in Shizuoka Prefecture 2

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!
They even lurk in Buddhist temples!

Shall we look for them (pun intended!)?

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I found an old one almost invisible in Kataoka Sumiyoshi Shiren in Sumiyoshi, Yoshida Cho!

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I know one thing for sure: he is 100 years old or a litlle more!

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I discovered these two hiding inside Oi Shrine in Shimada City!

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The water is not magical and good enough to drink!

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Short horns!

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Twinkling eye!

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Maybe a little shy!

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This one seems to go unnoticed in Okutsuhiko Shrine in Kuruma Cho, Aoi Ku, Shizuoka City!

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Pert smile!

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I was a bit nonplussed to find this one in a Buddhist temple called Rei Ei Ji in Aoi Ku, Shizuoka City!

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I made this discovery yesterday when I looked around in Shizunami, Mkainohara City in a Buddhist temple with an interminable name!

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the name of the temple is Shinshuu Ootaniha Daishinkaizan Myoushouji !

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It might be tempted to disappear before yu can say the name aloud!

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Checking my archives I unearthed this wooden one ridden by a kappa/water goblin!

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Practically the same on a scroll!
Both can be found in Hachan Kappa Museum in Yaizu City!

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We will take our leave riding this minuscule one hidden in Ogushi Shrine in Aoi Ku, Shizuoka City!

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
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, 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

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Dragons in Shizuoka Prefecture 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!)?

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Hamamtsu City is famous for its kite Festival, but this particular festival is little known!

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Truly beautiful at night!

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Komagata Shrine, Aoi Ku, shizuoka City!

Dragons can be found under eaves in Shinto Shrines!

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Note that their tendrils and horns are coming in many shapes and size.
And their maws can either roar or laugh!

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Komagata Shrine again!

You will find small ones pouring water out of their maws, too!

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Unusual horns!

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Surging forth out of nowhere!

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You will also discover them on “happi/festival jackets”!

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Discovered at the Shimada Obi Festival (held only every 3 years!)!

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A flowery dragon at Hamana Lake Flower garden!

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A fierce dragon spouting water in the main Shinto Shrine of Shuzenji, Izu Peninsula!

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Another dragon lurking under the eaves of Sumiyoshi Shrine in Aoi Ku, Shizuoka City!

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Definitely laughing!

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Long tendrils again!

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Dragons with kappa/water goblins at Tacchan Kappa Museum in Yaizu City!

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A white dragon having fun at Hamana lake Flower Garden!

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Endless fun!

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Inviting you for a ride to discover more!

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