Okazaki komainu, Japan

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Project NameOkazaki komainu
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Data Type Size Device Name Device Type
Photogrammetry - TerrestrialN/A GBSamsung NX500 Mirrorless
Site DescriptionLike many komainu sculptures, this pair of gatekeepers was constructed to ward off any evil spirits that may have ventured into the Sanja Jinja temple, a Shinto shrine located in the Osaka prefecture of Japan. The pair of sculptures guard the main building -- or the honden -- and are stylistically similar to other komainu from the Kansai region, spanning from Onomichi to Kyoto. In typical komainu fashion, one guardian’s mouth is open, and the other shut. However, the left-hand statue rests its foreleg on a cub, while the other paws at a decorated jewel, iconography that is unique to the shishi-yama style of komainu.
Project DescriptionIn June 2019, Dr. Gildas Sidobre of NRHK completed terrestrial photogrammetry of two Okazaki-style komainu located at the Sanja Jinja shrine in Osaka, Japan. The scans were taken with a Samsung NX500 mirrorless camera.
Collection Date2019-06-27 to 2019-06-29
Publication Date2021-01-21
License TypeCC BY-NC-SA
Site AuthoritySanja jinja Shrine Osaka
NRHK 2021: Okazaki komainu - Photogrammetry - Terrestrial . Collected by NRHK . Distributed by Open Heritage 3D. https://doi.org/10.26301/xjrn-0h22

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