hangyoku

Nagoya Maiko performing ozashiki azobi Kin no Shachihoko (via YOMIURI ONLINE(読売新聞))

Mitaka? / Did you see?

Kiitaka? / Did you hear?

Nagoya no Shiro wa / Of Nagoya castle

Gojuu Yagura no Zecchou ni / On the peak of the fivefold turret

Kin no Shachihoko / A golden Shachihoko

Shachihoko / And the other Shachihoko

Amazarashi / Are exposed to rain.

(translation by arumukos)

A ‘kin no shachihoko’ (金の鯱) is a golden orca-like fish which is often found adorning Japanese castles. (photo and text by jsteph)