The Hing Hay Park Dragon

This beautiful and incredible mural is located at Hing Hay Park (409 Maynard Ave. S) in the International District of Seattle.  It was painted by John Woo in 1977 using acrylic paint on concrete.  The painting depicts Asian American struggles with dragon.

Wikipedia has this to say about dragons in Chinese culture:

Chinese dragons traditionally symbolize potent and auspicious powers, particularly control over water, rainfall, hurricane, and floods. The dragon is also a symbol of power, strength, and good luck for people who are worthy of it.

Post written for the Eclectic Corner: Street Life Challenge and the Weekly Photo Challenge: Walls


14 thoughts on “The Hing Hay Park Dragon

  1. Oh I would love to have this painted on my house wall lol, seriously I would I adore Chinese dragons. There are always wonderful stories behind them too. Thank you for photographing this and joining in to Eclectic Corner, it’s great to have you here. Have you had a chance to look at some of the other entries? xxx

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    1. It was fun to do it. I have an idea for the tea one so will probably do that before long too. I haven’t seen the other entries yet but I noticed there are quite a few of them!

      I’m imagining your neighbors reaction to having that dragon on your house. It would probably take three houses to replicate it completely!


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