Tagata Shrine

Tagata Shrine

Tagata Shrine is a Shinto shrine located at Aichi prefecture in Chubu district. The shrine is dedicated to Mitoshigami ( the?god?of?the?incoming?year ). It was listed in the Register of Deities of the Engishiki (the laws of the 10th-century Japan).

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Name Tagata Shrine
"田縣神社" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Address 152, Tagatacho, Komaki-shi, Aichi, Japan
"愛知県小牧市田県町152" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Access 10-minute drive from the Komaki I.C. on the Tomei Expressway.
Admission Fee Free in the precincts
Telephone 0568-76-2906

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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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