Futamiokitama Shrine

Futamiokitama Shrine

Futamiokitama Shrine is a Shinto shrine located at Mie prefecture in Chubu district. The shrine is dedicated to Sarutahiko no Mikoto ( the god of traffic safety ).

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Name Futamiokitama Shrine
"二見興玉神社" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Address 575, Futamichoe, Ise-shi, Mie, Japan
"三重県伊勢市二見町江575" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Access 5-minute drive from the Futami JCT. on the Ise-Futami-Toba Line.
Admission Fee Free in the precincts
Telephone 0596-43-2020

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Komainu

Komainu (狛犬), often called lion-dogs in English, are statue pairs of lion-like creatures either guarding the entrance or the inner shrine of many Japanese Shinto shrines or kept inside the inner shrine itself, where they are not visible to the public. The first type, born during the Edo period, is called sando komainu (参道狛犬 visiting road Komainu), the second and much older type jinnai komainu (陣内狛犬 shrine inside komainu). They can sometimes be found also at Buddhist temples, nobility residences or even private homes.

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