Chinese Dragon - Small 5cm x 3.5m Red
Although we are a predominately Japanese Website, I cannot resist putting these within the shop because they are so fantastic!
The size refers to the diameter of the segment in cm - that`s just the disc, excluding the bamboo - and the overall length in m. Heads are scaled to suit the tail.
fly - but needs a decent wind - often they are bought purely for decoration.
The dragon heads are all individually hand painted - each one is unique with its own `character`. They all feature:
Deer horns, as deer are ridden by the immortals and represent longevity and good luck,
Tigers eyes - the tiger is the king of the beasts, mighty and strong.
Catfish whiskers, to represent the material wealth. (Catfish are an essential part of the Spring festival meal).
A humans beard, as a symbol of intelligence and talent.(The longer the beard the wiser you are).
The segmented body (centipede) represents a snake.