Hachimangu Shrine

Hachimangu Shrine

Hachimangu Shrine is a Shinto shrine located at Aichi prefecture in Chubu district. The shrine is dedicated to Emperor Ohjin ( legendary emperor worshipped as god of military arts ).

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Name Hachimangu Shrine
"八幡宮(豊川八幡宮)" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Address 16, Hongo, Yawatacho, Toyokawa-shi, Aichi , Japan
"愛知県豊川市八幡町本郷16" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Access 10-minute drive from the Otowa-Gamagori I.C. on the Tomei Expressway.
Admission Fee Free in the precincts
Telephone 0533-88-3723

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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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