青龍（せいりゅう）Seiryou (Seiryu) - dragon of the East. In Japanese and Cinese folklore this legendary dragon represents Wood element, Spring and the virtue propriety. It controls rain and is symbol of the Emperor’s power. In Japan, the Azure Dragon (Seiryuu) is one of the four guardian spirits of cities and is said to protect the city of Kyoto on the east. In Kyoto there are temples dedicated to each of these guardian spirits. The Azure Dragon is represented in the Kiyomizu Temple in eastern Kyoto.