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Pseudonym reading Shishigara (Gongensama)
Specified type Prefecture designation
Type Sculpture
Designated date December 24, 1963
Specified details December 24, 1984 Additional designated December 13, 1958
quantity 16 heads
location Miyako-shi Yamaguchi
owner Kuromori Shrine
Holding group
Management organization
home page Iwate's Cultural Information Encyclopedia (Kuromori Kagura)
Kuromori Kagura


It is a 16 lion head that is introduced to Kuromori Shrine as a "Konkyo-sama".
One of the two lion heads designated in 1954 has the inscription of civilization 17 years (1485), and this inscription is the oldest and most excellent.
The other, though unnamed, is also described as a lucky work, and the work is excellent.
Fourteen additional designations are from the year of Shode (1711) to the year 1894 (1894).
All are decorated with wooden, lacquered and colored, and foiled.
The eyelids and eyes are open, the nostrils are open, and the upper and lower teeth are shown.
The ear and lower jaw are made separately, the ear is brazed, the lower jaw is provided with a projection on the back, and this portion is connected with the upper jaw by a string to make the opening and closing work.
It is the most numerous thing that is transmitted to one place, and moreover, many are known for their time of creation by inscription.