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

    • Alex Hurst says:

      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˜›


    • Alex Hurst says:

      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™‚


  1. saraletourneau says:

    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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    • Alex Hurst says:

      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. Jean says:

    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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