So, it is Chinese... I wasn't sure. The one I found pops up in an Japanese IME search (IME pad; with pronounciation and such), but it doesn't in any other dictionary... My apoplogies for only half reading your post...🙂
This morning I was looking at a Chinese restaurant, it's name was 'Neuf-Neuf Dragon' and the Kanji used for Dragon looked more like the Japanese one (竜) thought different but no way close to the one on 'Sobe Dragon'...
and so far I always see the same Kanji as the one on that restaurant on clothes and other restaurant with Dragon in their name.
hmm...that's a chinese word. Meant Dragon. It' a simplified version of chinese u see, the traditional one is 龍﹐and the simplified one is as shown in the file above. it's meaning is the same as japanese 竜