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A bronze statue of Fuji Sengen Jinja [富士浅間神社] in Fuji-Yoshida [富士吉田] City Japan. Asian Dragon has been one of the popular traditional motifs of Japanese religion, art and craft. :)

There is sometimes a dragon on Chouzubachi[手水鉢]. Chouzubachi is a water vessel which is made from stone, located in Temizuya[手水舎] of Jinja (Japanese Shinto shrine). Chouzubachi are used by worshipers for washing their left hands, right hands, mouth and finally the handle of the water ladle to purify themselves before approaching the main Shinto shrine -Shaden [社殿]-.

This dragon is a water tap at Temizuya. Temizuya is a Shinto water ablution pavilion for a ceremonial purification rite known as temizu. Temizuya is usually an open area where clear water fills one or various stone basins. Wooden dippers are usually available to worshipers.

Fuji Sengen Jinja is located at the foot of Mt.Fuji (Fujisan)[富士山] -the most famous and highest mountain in Japan-. It was an entrance of a mountain trail of Mt.Fuji. Mt.Fuji is one of mountains of gods. Ancient worshipers climbed Mt.Fuji from this Jinja. :)
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starduskmoon Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for the background information. I never knew that! Great shot. :)
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SheltieWolf Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much! Glad you're interested in that. ^^
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michelesato Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
:heart:
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AngelOfDarkness089 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
Ohhh I love dragons so much. Especially the chinese dragons look super cool.
I love this statue so much. Such a lucky find, because so far I have only seen one dragon statue
in real life and it didn't even look that good to be honest :(.

Great capture. Love the water in here so much. Well done :3
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Girl-Interrupted-9 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
This is incredible! ❤
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LiviuSquinky Featured By Owner Edited Apr 4, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
I love chinese culture and dragons from china even chinese people
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SheltieWolf Featured By Owner Edited Apr 6, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What? Are you kidding me? :hmm:
I'm Japanese! Not Chinese...
Japan is quite different from China.
Don't confuse Japan with China... :|
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LiviuSquinky Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
The dragon statue is cool nice picture
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TimMcJimFromPL Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2016
Wow! Looks great.
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SheltieWolf Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! :)
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TimMcJimFromPL Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2016
Your welcome.
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rlkitterman Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Impressive dragon!
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:iconsheltiewolf:
SheltieWolf Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you. :)
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BLaStIngStARz Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Eastern dragon vs western?
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Styrmstryder Featured By Owner Edited Jul 15, 2015
Very Nice.
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SheltieWolf Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! ^^
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MistressVonKuklinski Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
I love your work! Heart
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SheltieWolf Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! ^^
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MistressVonKuklinski Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
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barefoot1129 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i so hope to go to japan some day. Arigato!
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SheltieWolf Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I hope you will enjoy a nice trip. :)
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VestibulumNocturnis Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
What a beautiful looking statue and shrine :)
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SheltieWolf Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! ^^
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VestibulumNocturnis Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
No problem, your'e welcome :)
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Dragons-for-EVER Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2013
Wonderful, simply amazing. Great shot!
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SheltieWolf Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! ^^
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Moonfyre888 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013
beautiful
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SheltieWolf Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! :)
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Riverwolfpup Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
FANTASIC DRAW
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alomhordozo57 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013
Amazing!
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SheltieWolf Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! :D
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werecass Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013  Student Artist
That is really cool.
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SheltieWolf Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! ^^
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werecass Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013  Student Artist
Your welcome.
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Rilguia Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013  Student Filmographer
Wow...what an amazing sculpture!! O.O
I've never seen such a beautiful dragon figure
like this before...
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SheltieWolf Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Likewise. It's one of my best favourite dragon statues. :D
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Bolk Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Genial...
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lynchkidme Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OH THAT IS A SICK WATER FEATURE, WOULD LOVE TO HAVE THAT, PIKA PIIII
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SheltieWolf Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! :)
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Talienn Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013
wow, very nice ;-)
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SheltieWolf Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! ^^
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PrinceCiel Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013
It looks great! You deserve a badge Lama!:)
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SheltieWolf Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! ^^
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Lace-Sylph Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Wonderful!
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SheltieWolf Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! :)
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Siraru Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Is it Ryuujin-dono? Amazing statue :D
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SheltieWolf Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Japanese call dragons "Ryuu". :D

Thank you! ^^
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Yama-no-Mouken Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow! Impressive statue!
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SheltieWolf Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! ^^
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Yama-no-Mouken Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome!:D
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February 24, 2013
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