Koma Shrine

Koma Shrine

Koma Shrine is a Shinto shrine located at Saitama prefecture in Kanto district. The shrine is dedicated to Koma no Konikishi Jakko ( a member of the royal family of the Goryeo kingdom of the Korean peninsula ).

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Name Koma Shrine
"高麗神社" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Address 833, Niihori, Hidaka-shi, Saitama, Japan
"埼玉県日高市新堀833" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Access 20-minute drive from the Hidaka-Sayama I.C. on the Ken-O Expressway.
Admission Fee Free in the precincts
Telephone 042-989-1403

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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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