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Dragons in Japanese Tattoos and the Oyama Pilgrimage

Dragons in Japanese Tattoos and the Oyama Pilgrimage
In Edo-period Japan (1603 – 1868), dragons had special importance for ‘hikeshi’ (firemen), as they were seen as creatures of the sea and therefore not being affected by fire. In Japanese belief, dragons are associated with koi fish. Legend says that a koi fish’s ability to swim upstream and ...
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