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滝川市江部乙町にある江部乙神社 滝川市 江部乙町東12丁目1-24

滝川市江部乙町にある江部乙神社 滝川市 江部乙町東12丁目1-24

Mitaka Hachiman Grand Shrine (三鷹八幡大神社) honors Emperor Oujin (応神天皇) who governed Japan from 270 to 310. Komainu in front of the main pavilion is rather new, indeed was built in 1966.

Mitaka Hachiman Grand Shrine (三鷹八幡大神社) honors Emperor Oujin (応神天皇) who governed Japan from 270 to 310. Komainu in front of the main pavilion is rather new, indeed was built in 1966.

Mitaka Hachiman Grand Shrine (三鷹八幡大神社). It's a short time since its built. Subdued red paint is still remain in the mouth of the Komainu.

Mitaka Hachiman Grand Shrine (三鷹八幡大神社). It's a short time since its built. Subdued red paint is still remain in the mouth of the Komainu.

This wooden komainu was in the museum at Usa Jingu. It is a type of komainu that is no longer as common as the stone ones found at the entrances to shrines and temples. If a shrine has a Zuijinmon, an entrance gate with pairs of zuijin (guardian statues) there will often be a small wooden komainu with them.

This wooden komainu was in the museum at Usa Jingu. It is a type of komainu that is no longer as common as the stone ones found at the entrances to shrines and temples. If a shrine has a Zuijinmon, an entrance gate with pairs of zuijin (guardian statues) there will often be a small wooden komainu with them.

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Komainu 狛犬  a pair of stone guardian dogs (at the gate of a Shinto shrine)

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Handstanding Koma-Inu (Shrine dog) stature - Shuzenji temple in Shuzenji, Izu, Shizuoka prefecture, Japan

Handstanding Koma-Inu (Shrine dog) stature - Shuzenji temple in Shuzenji, Izu, Shizuoka prefecture, Japan