Yanaizukokuzoson Temple is a Buddhist temple located at Miyagi prefecture in Tohoku district. The temple is dedicated to Kokuzou Bosatsu ( Akasagarbha Bodhisattva, God of Wisdom ).
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"柳津虚空蔵尊" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
|Address||63 Oyanaizu, Tsuyamachoyanaizu, Tome-shi, Miyagi, Japan
"宮城県登米市津山町柳津字大柳津６３" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
|Access||5-minute drive from the Mono-Tsuyama I.C. on the Sanriku Expressway.|
|Admission Fee||Free in the precincts|
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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