animal deities

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komainu 狛犬
guardian dog


J 212 056
guardia, deity at Mount Kôya-san


pair of komainu:
un-gyô (mouth closed) + a-gyô (mouth open)



J 249 085
Shizuki Park / Hagi City

D 297 783
Sumiyoshi-taisha shrine - Ôsaka
komainu / animal deities
D 297 784
Sumiyoshi-taisha - Ôsaka  (2)
komainu / animal deities

J 214 295
Chion-ji temple - Ama-no-hashidate
komainu / animal deities
J 214 293
Ama-no-hashidate  (2)
komainu / animal deities

J 215 270
Sumiyoshi-taisha shrine - Ôsaka City
komainu / animal deities
J 215 271
Sumiyoshi-taisha - Ôsaka  (2)
komainu / animal deities

J 215 274
Sumiyoshi-taisha - Ôsaka  (3)
komainu / animal deities
J 215 273
Sumiyoshi-taisha - Ôsaka  (4)
komainu / animal deities

D 273 434
komainu on the left - Miyajima
komainu / animal deities
J 214 416
Itsukushima-jinja shrine / komainu on the right - Miyajima
komainu / animal deities
D 273 431
komainu on the right - Miyajima  (2)
komainu / animal deities

D 263 033
Kurama-dera temple - Kurama / Kyôto
komainu / animal deities
D 263 030
Kurama-dera - Kurama / Kyôto  (2)
komainu / animal deities

D 267 542
Iwakuni City
komainu / animal deities
D 267 544
Iwakunui  (2)
komainu / animal deities

J 215 277
Yasaka-jinja shrine - Kyôto
komainu / animal deities
D 251 517
Yasaka-jinja - Kyôto  (2)
komainu / animal deities

J 214 421
Itsukushima-jinja - Miyajima  (4)
komainu / animal deities
J 214 424
Itsukushima-jinja - Miyajima  (5)
komainu / animal deities

J 218 221
Tsurugaoka-hachiman-gû shrine - Kamakura City
komainu / animal deities
J 218 220
Tsurugaoka-hachiman-gû - Kamakura  (2)
komainu / animal deities

komainu singles

J 212 056a
Mount Kôya-san
komainu / animal deities
J 212 056
Kôya-san  (2)
komainu / animal deities

J 215 264
Gokoku-jinja shrine - Hiroshima City
komainu / animal deities
J 215 263
 Gokoku-jinja - Hiroshima  (2)
komainu / animal deities

J 215 229
guardian dog with horn
komainu / animal deities

J 228 383
Dazaifu-tenman-gû - Dazaifu / Kyûshû  (2)
komainu / animal deities
J 215 268
Sumiyoshi-taisha - Ôsaka
komainu / animal deities

J 215 239
Kitano-tenman-gû shrine - Kyôto
komainu / animal deities
J 214 419
Itsukushima-jinja - Miyajima  (5)
komainu / animal deities

J 215 237
Kôya-san  (3)
komainu / animal deities
J 215 232
straw rope
komainu / animal deities
J 228 384
Dazaifu-tenman-gû shrine - Dazaifu
komainu / animal deities

J 215 309
Okazaki-jô castle - Okazaki
komainu / animal deities
J 244 298
Tokiwa-jinja shrine - Mito City
komainu / animal deities

J 215 261
one-eared guardian dog
komainu / animal deities
J 215 240
 Kitano-tenman-gû - Kyôto  (2)
komainu / animal deities

J 212 311
mausoleum of Tokugawa Ieyasu - Tôshô-gû / Nikkô
komainu / animal deities
D 252 898
Tôshô-gû / Nikkô  (2)
komainu / animal deities

J 235 307
Schreingelände - Stadt Himeji
komainu / animal deities



J 235 306
shrine - Himeji  (2)
komainu / animal deities


J 223 243
Tôshô-gû shrine - Ueno / Tôkyô
komainu / animal deities
J 223 244
Tôshô-gû - Ueno / Tôkyô  (2)
komainu / animal deities