Japanese Dragon

Japanese Dragon

Japanese dragons also called ryū (龍) or tatsu (竜) are legendary creatures in Japanese mythology and Japanese folklore mostly considered as water deities and deeply associated with rainfall, sky and clouds. Most Japanese dragons are depicted as very large wingless snake-like creatures with three-claws hands, but can also borrow characteristics from other animals such as a reptile body, tiger paws, eagle talons, a hairy camel's head, ox ears and deer horns. Japanese dragons are honored as a symbol of strength and power and their colors (red, blue, white, yellow, etc..) can vary depending on what they symbolize in Japanese culture.

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