At Oi Shrine in Oimachi, Kameoka City, Kyoto Prefecture, pine branches in the shape of a dragon are displayed in accordance with this year's zodiac sign and Dragon. The tree is named ''Ryuboku'' and attracts the attention of worshipers who say ''it seems like it will bring divine blessings.''

Articles are excerpts from reports and news in the Kyoto Shimbun. Due to automatic translation, some expressions may not be accurate.