Shachihoko

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Shachihoko

Region of origin: Japan

With suspected ties to the Hindu Makara and the orca, the shachihoko is a giant tiger-carp said to have control over the weather, specifically the summoning of rain. Statues of them are placed on buildings and temples to function as a guardian against fire damage.

Originally posted on Tumblr on July 25, 2016

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