Kongorinji Temple is a Buddhist temple located at Shiga prefecture in Kinki district. The temple is dedicated to Sho Kannon ( Aryavalokitesvara ). This temple is famous for the main hall designated as a national treasure.
More Details (Japanese Site)
"金剛輪寺" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
|Address||874, Matsuoji, Aisyo-cho, Aichi-gun, Shiga, Japan
"滋賀県愛知郡愛荘町松尾寺８７４" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
|Access||1-minute drive from the Koto-Sanzan Smart I.C. on the Meishin 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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