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I took this picture, remembering conversion of a five-headed dragon who used to live here around Enoshima area.
About 1,500 years ago, the five-headed dragon used to live around here. The dragon used to make such disasters for the people living in neighborhood villages. For example, he used to destroy rice fields, cause Tsunamis, so on and so forth. He used to kill even innocent children. And the vicious one did it just for fun.
On April 13 in the year of 552, there was a big earth quake around here. With a sudden explosion in the ocean, an island, Enoshima, was produced.
The dragon saw a beautiful and graceful goddess, who came down from the heaven into the island, accompanied with her servants. At the very moment, he fell in love with the goddess. Love at the first sight...
He wanted to marry her and to the goddess he said "I am the king and I would like to accept you as my wife." But the goddess was dead against it, saying "I shall never marry such a vicious one like you." Even though he was flatly rejected by the goddess, he couldn't stop his desire to see her graceful smile, and he gradually started to recollect how vicious he used to be. Even after so many trials in vein, the dragon couldn't stop his desire to see her graceful smile and finally made a vow before the goddess. He told her that he would remain a good dragon for the rest of his life and help the people around here. The dragon begged the goddess to show him her graceful smile. And the graceful smile of the goddess completely melted down the heart of the dragon.
After their marriage, he was another person, or I should say another dragon. He always, without fail, helped the people whenever there was a disaster attacking the villages. For example, whenever there was drought, he invited rain. Whenever there was big rain, he stopped it. And whenever there was a typhoon attacking the villages, he tackled the typhoon down with all his might and stopped it. First, the village people couldn't believe that the vicious one was completely converted into such a gentle one. But the people started to appreciate him gradually. Thus, he was living very happily with his beloved wife.
But, no one except for himself knew that his body was slightly injured each time he helped the people. He still kept on helping the people without letting anyone know about his injury. And thus, years passed away.
One day, village people found the dragon lying on the ground, breathing very heavily. He was covered with bloods all over the body, and tears were constantly falling from his eyes one after another. The dragon told the goddess that he would not be able to live any more and that he would become a mountain after death, protecting the villages from disasters. He shed the last drop of tear and passed away gently smiling while the goddess and the people watched him.
The people buried his body in a nearby mountain and built a shrine for his memory at the spot. Even up to day, the people organize a festival for his memory where the people take a statue of the goddess out of her shrine to his shrine so that he and she can each see the beloved one each other.
When I took this photo, the color of the Enoshima cloud convinced me that the last drop of tear from the dragon was tear of joy.
Best wishes from cadiyan.(^^)/~~
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Photo taken in 1 Chome-15 Katasekaigan, Fujisawa, Kanagawa, Japan
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