These Dragons were reclaimed from a Buddhist temple in Japan . They formed part of a Ranma doorframe .They are an exceptionally nice display of Japanese wood carving at its finest , Gilded in gold , they have been mounted on a metal frame to enable them to be exhibited most favourably.
Japanese dragon, also known as ryū or tatsu (龍 or 竜, “dragon”) is a mythical animal from Japan
Like other creatures called dragons, the Ryū is a big, fantastic animal that looks More like a serpent than western style dragons , and is related to the Chinese long and the Korean yong. Like all these Asian dragons, it is shown without wings, has legs with claws and usually lives in the ocean, the clouds, or heavens. Japanese dragons do not fly as often as the Chinese ones, which is the reason why they usually appear much more like serpents. The ryū in art has only three toes instead of the lóng’s five or the yong’s four.
Japanese dragons usually live in the sea.
The Ryū originated from China and is one of the four creatures from heaven of Japanese mythology (the other three are the phoenix , turtle and tiger). It has often been the symbol of the Emperor.
A perfect piece of art, ready to install in your interior design plans adding a spectacular Japanese feel !
size , 1050mm tall , 300 mm wide.