Kasamorikannon Temple

Kasamorikannon Temple

Kasamorikannon Temple is a Buddhist temple located at Chiba prefecture in Kanto district. The temple is dedicated to Jyuichimen Kannon ( eleven-faced Avalokiteshvara ). It is the 31st temple of the 33 Bando Kannon Pilgrimage.This temple is famous for its amazing structures called Kake-zukuri (overhang style).

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Name Kasamorikannon Temple
"笠森観音(笠森寺)" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Address 302, Kasamori, Chonan-machi, Chosei-gun, Japan
"千葉県長生郡長南町笠森302" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Access 10-minute drive from the Mobara-Chonan I.C. on the Ken-O Expressway.
Admission Fee Free in the precincts
Telephone 0475-46-0536

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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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