Ryokan SHIBAYA in Kanazawa - Japanese Style Hostel

at home at Ryokan Shibaya (3 minutes walk from the JR Kanazawa Station)

Shinto shrine

     7:30AM
     
10th December  shine  Forecast of rain from tomorrow.

 

        
Shinto shrines have a "torii"(gateway).
There is a pair of stone-carved guardian dogs.
This is an animal of fictitious of the talisman against evil.


      
A stone-carved guardian dogs on the right side have't the horns, and the mouth is open.
A stone-carved guardian dogs on the left side have the horns, and the mouth is shut.



         
Moreover, there is a horse,too.
Horse was thought god's vehicle, and dedicated in ancient times.

Please look when you visit the Shinto shrine!


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