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Golden Dolphin

Nagoya Castle view map

Posted on 26 December 2009
Best viewed at "original" size

This Golden Dolphin (Shachi) symbolises the feudal lord's authority.
The first pair of dolphins were installed on the main ridge of Nagoya Castle roofs
in the Muromachi Era (1334-1400).

The original dolphins were damaged during the World War II,
a pair of new dolphins were rebuilt in 1959.

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Paolo Peggi (aka Bracciodiferro)25-Sep-2010 22:19
wow fantastic work,vote
Patricia Kay06-Jan-2010 12:18
Fantastic image CM...BV
Guest 04-Jan-2010 01:15
Wonderful image, CM. The detail and light are superb. BV
Jean Chiasson02-Jan-2010 18:28
Wow fantastic image CM vote Happy new year to you
an nguyen31-Dec-2009 07:00
Love that crop.
Happy New Year to you...
bill friedlander30-Dec-2009 17:39
Fantastic details and colors. A superb image and interesting historical background. V
2004 29-Dec-2009 05:04
Good shot !
marko gregoric28-Dec-2009 03:05
Very good capture. Great detail. V.
Walter Otto Koenig27-Dec-2009 19:41
Great sharp details and very interesting information. You are getting fine results with the D5000. "V"
Tomasz Dziubinski - Photography27-Dec-2009 16:17
Good capture of this great sculpture, interesting story too, Vote.
Fong Lam27-Dec-2009 04:41
What an imposing sculpture....well captured with fantastic details, CM (V)
hugo poon27-Dec-2009 04:22
Wow, such compelling colours and strong composition! Absolutely captivating! Thanks as well for the explanation CM.:-)
meekam tam27-Dec-2009 01:01
A brilliant image of the golden dolphin with excellent dof and colours, CM! V
Char26-Dec-2009 15:18
This is a wonderful detailed shot CM! \/
Stephanie26-Dec-2009 14:58
A striking image CM with an interesting history. V.