竜宮城 (Ryugu-jo) The Ryugu-jo, in Japanese mythology, is the undersea palace of Ryujin, the dragon god of the sea. It is built from red and white corals or in other legends, solid crystal. The inhabitants of the palace were Ryūjin’s servants, which were various denizens of the sea. On each of the four sides of the palace is a different season, and one day within the palace is equal to a century outside its boundaries
Hans Christian Andersen. The Wind's Tale. Illustrated by Edmund Dulac. Toronto: Hodder and Stoughton, 1900. The story is told from the perspective of the Wind, as it observes and helps a struggling family as they face life's many hardships (excerpt from Children's Literature Archive - Ryerson University) –"I used to meet her in the garden"– Anna Dorothea picking flowers – figure 1.