Guardian Wolf Picture

Guardian Wolf Statue of Mitake Shrine [御嶽神社 (Mitake-jinja)]
He is certainly Komainu [狛犬], Guardian stature of jinja (shinto shirine). But he isn't a normal type of the komainu statue. Komainu in Japan originated Lion statues of ancient Eurasian continent as two pairs of Lion statues in lots of countries of Europe and Asia. But he is "ookami"(wolf). Some two pairs of komainu statues in Mitake Shrine are wolves.
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