Ichinoyayasaka Shrine

Ichinoyayasaka Shrine

Ichinoyayasaka Shrine is a Shinto shrine located at Ibaraki prefecture in Kanto district. The shrine is dedicated to Susanoo no Mikoto ( the god of bravery and marriage ).

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Name Ichinoyayasaka Shrine
"一ノ矢八坂神社" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Address 2617, Tamatori, Tsukuba-shi, Ibaraki, Japan
"茨城県つくば市玉取2617" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Access 20-minute drive from the Tsukuba-Chuo I.C. on the Ken-O Expressway.
Admission Fee Free in the precincts
Telephone 029-864-1132

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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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