Hotsumisakiji Temple

Hotsumisakiji Temple

Hotsumisakiji Temple is a Buddhist temple located at Kochi prefecture in Shikoku district. The temple is dedicated to Kokuzou Bosatsu ( Akasagarbha Bodhisattva, God of Wisdom ). It is the 24th temple of the Shikoku 88 Temple Pilgrimage.

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Name Hotsumisakiji Temple
"最御崎寺" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Address 1-1 4058-1, Murotomisakicho, Muroto-shi, Kochi, Japan
"高知県室戸市室戸岬町4058-1" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Access 120-minute drive from the Nankoku I.C. on the Kochi Expressway.
Admission Fee Free in the precincts
Telephone 0887-23-0024

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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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