Yu Yuan 豫园
Dragon and Frog

Beneath the dragon's jaw the frog stands brave and true. The dragon and frog have a symbiotic relationship. The frog lives off of the dragon's saliva, which has magical properties. In turn, the frog scratches the dragon's chin when it itches. The frog is a symbol of longevity and wealth and the dragon is a symbol used to provide defense. The dragon has power over wind, fire, water and disaster. If you have a dragon at your side, you're protected. The five dragons of Yu Yuan have lasted 400 years.

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