Muramatsukokuzodo Temple

Muramatsukokuzodo Temple

Muramatsukokuzodo Temple is a Buddhist temple located at Ibaraki prefecture in Kanto district. The temple is dedicated to Kokuzou Bosatsu ( Akasagarbha Bodhisattva, God of Wisdom ).

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Name Muramatsukokuzodo Temple
"村松虚空蔵堂" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Address 8, Muramatsu, Toukai-mura, Naka-gun, Ibaraki, Japan
"茨城県那珂郡東海村村松8" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Access 15-minute drive from the Tokai Smart I.C. on the Joban Expressway.
Admission Fee Free in the precincts
Telephone 029-282-2022

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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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