Well here is an curious mix of traditions. I am not sure who the artist is but I believe the work is entitled “St Michael the archangel as a samurai.” Now, I would have thought if you were going to invoke samurai motifs a more asian looking dragon would not have gone astray. Except that Japanese dragons, like Chinese dragons, have somewhat different spiritual connotations to European dragons. So, well, I give up.
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I don’t suppose it’s much different to cultural depictions of Michael in medieval European knight’s armour that feature in some Western artworks. It’s also interesting concept for an archangel to be canonised. Makes me wonder who suggested sainthood be conferred upon Michael,who supervised the process of information-gathering about documented miracles etc required for this special religious elevation?