Far from being my best picture, I still like it somehow.

In case you’re wondering such fish on the roofs of Japanese castles and houses are called Shachihoko.

 

 

5 thoughts on “From Osaka Castle”

  1. Very nice! A shachihoko is an animal in Japanese folklore with the head of a tiger and the body of a carp. I’ve seen them on quite a few castles including Osaka-jo, Okayama-jo and the famous Kin no Shachihoko on Nagoya-jo.

    1. Thanks for the extra info. I didn’t know Shachihoko were originally mythical creatures, although it makes sense.

  2. That’s fabulous. Now, if there was a creature with a carp’s body and a llama’s head, then that would symbolise our business very well. I’d put one of those on our roof!

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