Golden Dolphins in Nagoya

Golden Dolphins of Nagoya Castle

The golden dolphins of Nagoya Castle are interesting for several reasons, not the least of which that the golden scales on them are made from real melted gold bullion. Many years ago, while the dolphins were on a tour around Japan, several of their scales were actually stolen.


Still on a semi-hiatus for the next month or so while I work on personal writing. I hope you all enjoyed yourΒ new year and holiday season!

23 thoughts on “Golden Dolphins in Nagoya

    1. Neither am I, really, haha. They’re really pretty though. The bigger mystery is “why dolphins?”, considering the fact that Nagoya is nowhere near the sea. πŸ˜›

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    1. Japanese architecture is no joke. They’ve made entire structures without a single nail that have survived 1,000 years. It’s pretty epic stuff. πŸ™‚

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  1. I got a little confused for a moment – because you updated your blog layout! It’s very simple and clean; I like it a lot. πŸ™‚

    Lovely photo of the golden dolphin and Nagoya Castle – and shame on people for stealing the gold scales! It’s a neat story, though.

    Enjoy the rest of your hiatus, and best of luck with your writing and (if it hasn’t happened yet) the upcoming move!

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    1. Yes, I’m leaving Japan soon, so had to rebrand the site to reflect that. (Also, the old theme had this weird pause while loading the banner that I never liked…. now it loads faster!) I probably should have noted the name/look change in my post, haha. I totally meant to!

      Thank you Sara! And a Happy New Year to you, too!

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  2. Was it a major effort to use this theme? I always find that whenever I try a theme I like, I realize I have to invest time to resize photos.

    Forget it. πŸ™‚

    Japan has sorts of unusual cultural art pieces.. I dunno. Vancouver will have fascination but (totally) different.

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    1. The change to this theme was actually really easy, since it’s a flexible layout. All of my photos resized automatically. πŸ™‚

      I’m looking forward to Vancouver’s own personality! Japan has been amazing, but I want to keep diversifying my world, and it’s hard to do that from such a homogenous culture. πŸ™‚

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            1. The books were the first thing packed…. thankfully. We offloaded our appliances and furniture… so all that is left is kitchen things we want to take and clothes. Not too bad, but stressful all the same. πŸ˜› If I get accepted, studies start in the fall, but I may opt in for some summer courses to get a leg up. πŸ™‚

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                1. I want to get a Masters in Publishing, but I won’t hear back from the admissions department until mid-March, it looks like.

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