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Pseudonym reading How
Specified type Country designated / important cultural property
Type Craft
Designated date June 6, 1979
Specified details
quantity Four
location Kitakami city Inase-cho Uchimonoka
owner Gokuraku Temple
Holding group
Management organization
home page Iwate Prefectural Museum (Ryuto)


[1] height 24.8 cm, head 24.9 cm, neck diameter 5.5 cm.
[2] height 25.1 cm, head 24.9 cm, neck diameter 5.2 cm.
[3] Height 17.0 cm, head 24.9 cm, neck diameter 5.0 cm.
[4] height 7.9 cm, head length 2.5 cm.
(The 3 necks are half missing, and the 4 remains only for the head.
) Cast copper, with a narrow opening in the mouth, a long head with a deeply bent neck, long protrusion of the upper lip, long fang, facing upwards, and an angle on the forehead
The neck is cylindrical, and the back is cast shallowly and the eyebrows are carved.
The dragon head is the head of the bridle made at the time of the official decree, and there are few relics.
Among them, this dragon head is an old work of Heian period, and is excellent in casting and production.