Hitokotonushi Shrine

Hitokotonushi Shrine

Hitokotonushi Shrine is a Shinto shrine located at Ibaraki prefecture in Kanto district. The shrine is dedicated to Hitokotonushi no Kami ( the god ruling the miraculous power of language ).

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Name Hitokotonushi Shrine
"三竹山一言主神社" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Address 875, Otsukadomachi, Joso-shi, Ibaraki, Japan
"茨城県常総市大塚戸町875" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Access 15-minute drive from the Yawara I.C. on the Joban Expressway.
Admission Fee Free in the precincts
Telephone 0297-27-0659


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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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