Yu Yuan 豫园
Dragon Roof Ornament

This dragon is on a roof seen from the Inner Garden 内园. It has a fish tail, a sign of prosperity and good luck. Fish are an important part of Chinese culture. They are an important crop, even in the interior where they are raised in rice fields as a source of protein.

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