1. shachihoko; shachi; mythical animal with the head of a lion and the body of a fish
2. roof ornament in the shape of a shachihoko (believed to provide protection against fire by causing rain to fall)
Wikipedia definition
3. ShachihokoA shachihoko is an animal in Japanese folklore with the head of a tiger and the body of a carp. It was believed that this animal could cause the rain to fall, and as such, temples and castles were often adorned with roof ornaments crafted in the form of a shachihoko, in order to protect them from fire. The above kanji can be pronounced in two different ways. When pronounced "shachihoko", it refers to the mystical animal mentioned above. When pronounced "shachi", it usually means orca.
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Other forms
鯱鉾 【しゃちほこ】鯱 【しゃっちょこ】鯱 【さちほこ】


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