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日本語: 狛犬(こまいぬ)は日本の想像上の獣の像。
English: Komainu (狛犬・胡麻犬・高麗犬, lit. Koguryo dogs ? ) — statues of pairs of lion-like creatures, seen as gate guardians (Asia)..
  • Found guarding a Japanese Shinto shrine compound entrance, its inner shrine entrance, and/or inside the inner shrine (not visible to the public).
  • Often called lion-dogs in English
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Комаину (ru); 狛犬 (ja); Komainu (de); Komainu (hu); Komainu (en); کومااینو (fa); Komainu (pl); Komainu (fr)

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Other Asian gate guardian representations include:


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