"Komainu" Tokyo-to Things to Do Tip by Sharrie

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by Sharrie

At each side of the entrance to a shrine, you might be greeted by a pair of lions, guardian dogs or foxes (Inari Shrines).

These are part of the structure & objects found at Shinto shrines.

Inari shrines are dedicated to the kami of rice. The most famous of which is in Kyoto, Fushimi Inari Shrine.

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  • Written Apr 14, 2004
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