Uhashi Shrine

Uhashi Shrine

Uhashi Shrine is a Shinto shrine located at Ishikawa prefecture in Chubu district. The shrine is dedicated to Uhashi Ohkami ( the guardian god of Kaga Province ). It was listed in the Register of Deities of the Engishiki (the laws of the 10th-century Japan).

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Name Uhashi Shrine
"莵橋神社" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Address 233 Hamadamachi-i, Komatsu-shi, Ishikawa, Japan
"石川県小松市浜田町イ233" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Access 5-minute drive from the Komatsu I.C. on the Hokuriku Expressway.
Admission Fee Free in the precincts
Telephone 0761-24-2311

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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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