Chapter 1098: The Dragon Pillar Monuments, Ryuchu (龍柱)

Heading close to the highway bridge in Naha, very close to the Naminoue Beach stands mighty grey stone dragon monuments. They’re called Ryuchu (龍柱). It was built to commemorate the friendship between Naha and Fuzhou in China. The pillars stands approx 15 meters high and 3 meters wide. They’re made from granite stone which was produced in China.
I first noticed these cool dragons when I was on the bus. So I had to make a trip to see it close up.
In Chinese history there is an obsession with dragons, they’re lucky and bring peace. Chinese dragons are very different to European dragons because instead of resembling Charizard, Chinese dragons are like big serpents without wings.
Look at that details!! The entire pillar is covered in the carp scale. I think it’s worth the visit, especially if you’re heading to the highway or beach. In 2017 I already visited the Naminoue shrine (chapter: 87) at the time I didn’t know that I could see the cliff via the highway so this time I made it a priority to go.

—Tofu

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