Dragon Sculpture at Higashi Honganji in Kyoto, Japan - Encircle Photos

23 Dragon Sculpture at Higashi Honganji in Kyoto, Japan

The Japanese dragon is a common visual at Buddhist temples. Adopted from Chinese mythology, the nihon no ryū is associated with water and are sometimes worshipped as a kami or spirit. From the mouth of this dragon sculpture flows water for the temizuya, the purification basin at the Higashi Honganji temple.

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Karasuma Shichi-jō Agaru, Shimogyō-ku, Kyoto 600-8505, Japan

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