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August 31 2012

The Giant Lion Head from Namba - via A Japan Photo per Day -

Namba Yasaka Shrine, Osaka

If you visit the Namba district from Osaka, one of the most exotic food places in Japan, take a half-hour detour to admire a unique shrine, with a very special architecture: called Namba Yasaka, this little Shinto shrine features a stage located… in the mouth of a huge, 12-meters-tall lion head - about the size of a 4 stories building. The role of the giant head is, like any other koma-inu, to protect the shrine against evil spirits…
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