Yugasan Temple is a Buddhist temple located at Okayama prefecture in Chugoku district. The temple is dedicated to Jyuichimen Kannon ( eleven-faced Avalokiteshvara ). This temple is famous for its beautiful scenery in the season of colored leaves.
More Details (Japanese Site)
"瑜伽山蓮台寺" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
|Address||2855, Kojimayuga, Kurashiki-shi, Okayama of 130, Japan
"岡山県倉敷市児島由加２８５５" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
|Access||10-minute drive from the Mizushima I.C. on the Seto-Chuo 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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