On this dragon robe, or jifu, the three elements – oceans, mountains and the heavens – symbolize the physical order and harmony of the universe. A dragon represents the power of the emperor. The five-clawed “lung dragon” suggests it was worn by a member of the imperial family or high-ranking official. Fine slit-tapestry weaving and metal-thread embroidery further emphasize the wearer’s status.

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Do you know any myths or legends about dragons?

responded: Jul 3, 2010

Posted by Zach

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I know one about King Arthur slaying one. His master was about to be slayed by the dragon and Arthur was only a squire but he was able to slay the dragon while it was distracted with his master.

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