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Shachihoko 鯱

About Shachihoko…

Shachihoko is an imaginary fish which has a tiger head. Placed on each side of a roof, Japanese see it as a protective talisman or deity of the house just like Morikuni.

Shachihoko is believed to keep enemies away from the
building, sends rain, and belches water to put down fire
when the building is on fire.

Especially in Japanese castle architecture, Shachihoko is an essential ornament.
Two sizes are available. See the comparison below with a typical kimono wearing man.

15in type
28in type

Shachihoko 15in type

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Material Copper Sheet
Thickness 0.8mm=0.0315" (<№21)(<24oz)
Color N/A
Weight 3Kg(6.6 lbs)
Construction example

Shachihoko 28in type

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Material Copper Sheet
Thickness 1.0mm=0.0394" (<№19)(<32oz)
Color N/A
Weight 11Kg(24.3 lbs)