Unedorisama Shrine

Unedorisama Shrine

Unedorisama Shrine is a Shinto shrine located at Iwate prefecture in Tohoku district. The shrine is dedicated to Unedori Myojin ( the god of matchmaking ).

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Name Unedorisama Shrine
"卯子酉様" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Address 2 chiwari, Toonocho, Toono-shi, Iwate, Japan
"岩手県遠野市遠野町2地割" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Access 15-minute drive from the Miyamori I.C. on the Kamaishi Expressway.
Admission Fee Free in the precincts
Telephone 0198-62-1333

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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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