Impressive Kamakura-4 Komainu

At the beginning of Dankazura, the way to Tsurugaoka Hachiman-gu, there is a Torii gate painted in red. And in front of torii sit the imaginary creatures called “komainu” that guard the shrine. It resembles lions or dogs.

The komainu face the visitors to the shrine. This Komainu shows the straight way leading to the big shrine.

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