Komainu – The Shrine’s Guardian Lion Dogs

By |2020-03-13T02:10:58+03:00March 13th, 2020|Categories: Culture|Tags: , , , , |

Komainu often called lion-dogs in English, are statue pairs of lion-like creatures. KomainuĀ guarding the entrance or the honden, or 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 [...]