Sagara Local Customs

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    Shachihoko

    by cheesecake17 Written Apr 29, 2006

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    A Chinese sea monster that has the head of a tiger and the body of a fish.

    The body is covered with poisonous spikes.

    On land it can transform itself into a tiger.

    A representation of the Shachihoko was used in medieval Japan as a gargoyle.This one is display on the corner of the roof in KOYAMA CASTLE..

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    The carp tends to be considered...

    by cheesecake17 Written Apr 29, 2006

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    ....a dirty, foolish glutton in the West...In Japan and China , however, the carp is a masculine symbol of valor, endurance and tenacity...

    The carp was long considered the King of fish in Japan...

    This is a beautiful pond next to the visitor center and the restrooms..at Koyama castle in YOSHIDA city...

    The fishes shown here are Koi, there are seen all over japan in many ponds..

    Please dont feed the fish....

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    Monk head stones

    by cheesecake17 Written Apr 29, 2006

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    Most cemeteries in Japan are Buddhist and are located at a temple. These head stone are located just walking up to Koyama castle in Yoshida....

    The Japanese visit their ancestors' graves on many occasions during the year, especially during the obon week(august), the equinoctial weeks (march and september)and the anniversaries.

    These head stones in the picture are for MONK...the shape are very different to the ordinary person grave stone....

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