Nakanofudouson Temple is a Buddhist temple located at Fukushima prefecture in Tohoku district. The temple is dedicated to Fudo Myo-o ( Wisdom King Acala ).
More Details (Japanese Site)
"中野不動尊" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
|Address||28 Iizakamachinakano, Fukushima-shi, Fukushima, Japan
"福島県福島市飯坂町中野字堰坂２８" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
|Access||10-minute drive from the Fukushima-Iizaka I.C. on the Tohoku 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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