Monstrous 7-feet fire-spitting ‘Lucky dragon’ in a boat

We’d expect the fire spitting entities from the Burning man festival, but this fire-breathing dragon boat by artist Yanobe Kenji is made for the Aqua Metropolis festival, Osaka. This monstrous ‘Lucky Dragon’, as they call it is a 7-meter tall mechanical installation in a 15m long cruise boat made in aluminum. Commissioned to spit fire and water besides moving the neck and wings, the dragon (named after the Lucky Dragon No. 5, a Japanese fishing boat exposed in fallout from a US nuclear weapon test on Bikini Atoll in 1954) is a great attraction for the onlookers. You want a look of it, be there before the October 12. Video after the jump.

lucky dragon boat
lucky dragon boat

Via: PinkTentacle/AutoMotto

© 2012, Gizmowatch. Some rights reserved.