Kōro 香炉 with a sandō komainu 参道狛犬
sandō komainu: a lion-dog (a male in this case) it has a his paw upon an embroidered ball, representing its supremacy over the world uses at the entrance of temples,
this model is a censer, best method of purifying the surroundings (in buddhism) a koro has always 3 feet, here represented by 3 oni 鬼 (little demons)
Temple: Gōtokuji 豪徳寺 Area: Setagaya Address: Japan, 〒154-0021 Tokyo, 世田谷区Gotokuji, 2−24−7

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