THE WORLD OF KOMAINU
These are wooden Komainu's at Homi shrine in Yamanashi prefecture. This is one of my favorite pairs.
Komainu's are ALIVE!
What is Komainu? Are they works of art? Or symbols of God's servant?
Anyway they have never been fully appreciated.
Komainus are usually placed outdoors. So they are weathering day by day.
This is the komainu sitting on the top of Mt.Iwafune (Tochigi prefecture).
Exposed to the elements, it has more or less turned into a kind of torso.
Komainu at Kobu shrine (Tochigi prefecture).
If you want to see more komainu's, please visit the TANUPACK KOMAINU MUSEUM. Many unique komainu's are waiting for you.
To Japan Komainu Researchers' Homepage. Click me!
To All Japan Komainu Library. Click me!
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