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At Nagoya-Castle, Aichi, Japan.

At Nagoya-Castle, Aichi, Japan.

At Nagoya-Castle, Aichi, Japan.

At Nagoya-Castle, Aichi, Japan.

A golden shachihoko on the roof of Nagoya-Castle, Aichi, Japan.

A golden shachihoko on the roof of Nagoya-Castle, Aichi, Japan.

At Nagoya-Castle, Aichi, Japan.

At Nagoya-Castle, Aichi, Japan.

At Nagoya-Castle, Aichi, Japan.

At Nagoya-Castle, Aichi, Japan.

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Nagoyazyo is famous of shachihoko

A golden shachihoko on the roof of Nagoya-Castle, Aichi, Japan.

A golden shachihoko on the roof of Nagoya-Castle, Aichi, Japan.

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Nagoya Castle Kinshachi (金鯱) on the roof of the main donjon

名古屋城/黄金の鯱

名古屋城/黄金の鯱

Nagoya Castle roof ornament "Shachihoko"

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Nagoya Castle roof ornament "Shachihoko"

A pair of old shachihoko of Nagoya-Castle, Aichi, Japan.

A pair of old shachihoko of Nagoya-Castle, Aichi, Japan.

A burned bronze shachihoko of Nagoya-Castle, Aichi, Japan.

A burned bronze shachihoko of Nagoya-Castle, Aichi, Japan.

This golden fish with a dragon like-head is called a shachihoko (鯱) were placed on the roofs of gates and castles as they were believed to help prevent fires. According to old Japanese legends, if a fire broke out, they would spit water out of their mouths onto the flames.

This golden fish with a dragon like-head is called a shachihoko (鯱) were placed on the roofs of gates and castles as they were believed to help prevent fires. According to old Japanese legends, if a fire broke out, they would spit water out of their mouths onto the flames.

A golden shachihoko in Nagoya-Castle, Aichi, Japan.

A golden shachihoko in Nagoya-Castle, Aichi, Japan.

Nagoya Castle | File:Nagoya Castle Golden Shachi-Hoko Statue04.jpg

Nagoya Castle | File:Nagoya Castle Golden Shachi-Hoko Statue04.jpg

The Genbu-gawara in front of the Reizei-house.

The Genbu-gawara in front of the Reizei-house.

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