Kasuisai Temple

Kasuisai Temple

Kasuisai Temple is a Buddhist temple located at Shizuoka prefecture in Chubu district. The temple is dedicated to Sho Kannon ( Aryavalokitesvara ). This temple is famous for its beautiful scenery in the season of colored leaves.

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Name Kasuisai Temple
"可睡斎" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Address 2915-1, Kuno, Fukuroi-shi, Shizuoka, Japan
"静岡県袋井市久能2915-1 " in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Access 5-minute drive from the Fukuroi I.C. on the Tomei Expressway.
Admission Fee Free in the precincts
Telephone 0538-42-2121

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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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