Isasumi Shrine

Isasumi Shrine

Isasumi Shrine is a Shinto shrine located at Fukushima prefecture in Tohoku district. The shrine is dedicated to Izanagi no Mikoto ( the god of life ). It was listed in the Register of Deities of the Engishiki (the laws of the 10th-century Japan).

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Name Isasumi Shrine
"伊佐須美神社" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Address 4377, Miyabayashiko, Aizumisato-machi, Onuma-gun, Fukushima, Japan
"福島県大沼郡会津美里町字宮林甲4377" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Access 15-minute drive from the Niitsuru Smart I.C. on the Ban-Etsu Expressway.
Admission Fee Free in the precincts
Telephone 0242-54-5050

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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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