Sankoinari Shrine

Sankoinari Shrine

Sankoinari Shrine is a Shinto shrine located at Gifu prefecture in Chubu district. The shrine is dedicated to Ukanomitama no Mikoto ( the god of foodstuffs ).

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Name Sankoinari Shrine
"三光稲荷神社" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Address 41-1, Kitakoken, Inuyama, Inuyama-shi, Aichi, Japan
"愛知県犬山市犬山北古券41-1" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Access 15-minute walk from Inuyama Station on the Meitetsu Inuyama Line.
Admission Fee Free in the precincts
Telephone 0568-61-0702

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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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