japaneseaesthetics:

Dragon Fish
Japan. Edo period
5’3’’ x 34’’ x 17’’ – 160cm x 86cm x 43cm

A splendid model of a Shachihoko, an enormous roof decoration well cast in
bronze, with a dragon head with bushy eyebrows and whiskers, flared
nostrils, a spiny dorsal fin and 4 large pectoral fins. His body with the
scales of a carp and a large flared tail fin. Originally gilded overall, this
impressive beast would have adorned the gable end of a splendid castle, temple
or Samurai home. Now, with remnants of gilding to the scales and a
good green weathered patina. 
Note: Shachihoko were thought to provide protection against fire, as they were
attributed with the power to control rain. Brandt Asian Art

madelezabeth:

LONG POST I’M SORRY I NEED TO STOP DOING THIS
(Reads left to right, top to bottom)

This is…. bad. Like, I did not format this well AT ALL and I apologize. For everyone in the dark, on 4/29 there was a seiyuu event for YOI wherein the voice actors acted out this scene (more or less, I took A LOT of creative liberties. I just wanted to get the basic gist.) That said, my entire experience with this whole thing was just based on a heavily condensed series of tweets, so my interpretation may well be WAY off. Also, I hate how choppy it is >> I didn’t write it so you can’t really… blame me (yes you can)

For anyone on whom the joke is completely lost (it was for me too at first), this gold fish ornament called a shachihoko is on top of a castle in Karatsu- a real Japanese town that the fictional town of Hasetsu is heavily based on in YOI. During this scene, everyone is drunk in Hasetsu and Yuuri drunkenly says that Victor isn’t as flexible as Shachihoko on top of Hasetsu Castle. Victor, being drunk himself, only hears “Chihoko” and interprets it as a woman’s name, one he thinks is Yuuri’s ex. Jealousy ensues lmao.

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