Mythical Japanese beast statues fly through air on copter ride back to Nagoya Castle home【Videos】

Originally published on Sora News by Casey Baseel

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Kinshachi head back to the roof after spending the last few months on the ground.

You’d probably guess that Nagoya Castle, standing tall in downtown Nagoya, is a symbol of the city, and you’d be right…or at least half-right. While it’s definitely Nagoya’s biggest landmark in terms of size, a number of other Japanese cities have castles too, and so the the real symbol of Nagoya is what makes its castle special: the kinshachi.

夜の金シャチもおススメです!天気のいい日には和傘を使った展示も行っています #名古屋城金シャチ特別展覧 pic.twitter.com/9HAoh4kddf

— 名古屋城金シャチ特別展覧 (@kinshachi2021) May 12, 2021

Kinshachi translates literally as “golden killer whale,” but like a number of other creatures in Japanese folklore,

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