Kamigamo Shrine

Honden ( The main hall)

The Honden, which enshrines the shrine deity, is designated as a national treasure as it is a typical example of nagare-zukuri, a type of shrine architecture. The “Kage-koma” paintings of komainu (guardian dogs) on the walls of the shrine are also a must-see. It is a valuable picture painted in the Edo period by the Kano school, the largest painting school in the history of Japanese painting. 


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