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Lotus Pond at Garan, the sacred complex of temple buildings with a red bridge and a small island is called Hasu-ike, the pond of lotus.  It is said that the a good-natured female dragon queen, Nagirajni, appeared in the Lotus Pond after a local priest, Monk Jiko of Zuisoin Monastery invited the dragon to the tiny island in the middle of the pond to help bring water during a time of severe drought.
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Lotus Pond at Garan, the sacred complex of temple buildings with a red bridge and a small island is called Hasu-ike, the pond of lotus. It is said that the a good-natured female dragon queen, Nagirajni, appeared in the Lotus Pond after a local priest, Monk Jiko of Zuisoin Monastery invited the dragon to the tiny island in the middle of the pond to help bring water during a time of severe drought.