Seradatoshogu Shrine

Seradatoshogu Shrine

Seradatoshogu Shrine is a Shinto shrine located at Gunma prefecture in Kanto district. The shrine is dedicated to TOKUGAWA Ieyasu ( the founder and first shogun of the Tokugawa shogunate ).

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Name Seradatoshogu Shrine
"世良田東照宮" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Address 3119-1, Seradacho, Ota-shi, Gunma, Japan
"群馬県太田市世良田町3119-1" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Access 20-minute drive from the Isesaki I.C. on the Kita-Kanto Expressway.
Admission Fee Free in the precincts
Telephone 0276-52-2045

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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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