Komagata Shrine (駒形神社) in Shizuoka City!

I’m cycling past this shrine at least once a week!
It is called Komagata Shrine/Komagata Jinja/駒形神社, of the same name of the area found in Aoi Ku, Shizuoka City!

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Like most Shinto Shrines of some importance it guarded by two lions, one”smiling”,…

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and one “roaring”!

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It is a very old shrine dating back to the Heian era, some 1200 years ago!
These very old stones may have been erected for some celebrated locals!

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Of course you have to walk through a torii gate. This one is quite recent.

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On the other hand the two large stone lanterns were a lot older!

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They both bore identical carvings of a mountain,…

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a cloud,…

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and a deer!

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There were two more smaller stone lanterns bearing the same carvings!

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The deer!

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The cloud!

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And the mountains!

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It also included a small basin for ritual hand washing!

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With a small but beautiful Dragon spout!

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Unusually long horns!

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Surging forth out of nowhere!

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Although very old it was rebuilt in its present form about 430 years ago!

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An old votive stone!

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The Shrine Building!

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The money offerings box and its crest!

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A traditional corded rice straw garland made of stone!

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More guarding lions!

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A flying monster over the garland!

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Another Dragon!

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Komagata Shrine!

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Festival drum painted with the same crest!

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Unusual Shrine altar inside!

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