The Japanese proverb "Koi no taki nobori" (鯉の滝登り) literally translated as the "Koi's ascent up a waterfall", refers to overcoming seemingly impossible obstacles. Japanese carp are a symbol of "fighting spirit", and indicate perseverance, accomplishment and courage. Koi also symbolise good fortune, success, prosperity and ambition. Phonetically the same but with different kanji, the word “koi” (恋) also means love, so these wondrous fish can also be linked to notions of beauty and romance.
"The Dragon Gate" is a legend about thousands of Koi swimming up the Yellow River, eventually reaching a tall and treacherous waterfall. Each time a Koi would try and swim to the top, the local demons would amuse themselves by raising the height of the waterfall, to make it harder for the Koi. Finally, one Koi finally made it to the top, and the Gods rewarded the fish by turning him into a beautiful golden dragon.
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Dimensions: Tip to Tip 120cm, Width of Blade 15cm, Width of Neck 5cm, Neck Length 37cm