Kobenomiyayomo Shrine is a Shinto shrine located at Mie prefecture in Chubu district. The shrine is dedicated to a descendant of Emperor Kanmu ( ).
More Details (Japanese Site)
"頭之宮四方神社" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
|Address||3314-2, Ouchiyama, Taiki-cho, Watarai-gun, Mie, Japan
"三重県度会郡大紀町大内山３３１４－２" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
|Access||5-minute drive from the Kisei-Ouchiyama I.C. on the Kisei Expressway.|
|Admission Fee||Free in the precincts|
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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