Ooyamazumi Shrine

Ooyamazumi Shrine

Ooyamazumi Shrine is a Shinto shrine located at Ehime prefecture in Shikoku district. The shrine is dedicated to Ooyamazumi no Mikoto ( the god of mountain and agriculture ). It was listed in the Register of Deities of the Engishiki (the laws of the 10th-century Japan) , and was occupying the highest rank among the shrines of a province.

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Name Ooyamazumi Shrine
"大山祇神社" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Address 3327, Omishimachomiyaura, Imabari-shi, Ehime, Japan
"愛媛県今治市大三島町宮浦3327" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Access 5-minute drive from the Omishima I.C. on the Nishi-Seto Expressway.
Admission Fee Free in the precincts
Telephone 0897-82-0032

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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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