1. hokora; small wayside shrineUsually written using kana alone
Wikipedia definition
2. HokoraA hokora or hokura is a miniature Shinto shrine either found on the precincts of a larger shrine and dedicated to folk kami, or on a street side, enshrining kami not under the jurisdiction of any large shrine. Dōsojin, minor kami protecting travelers from evil spirits, can for example be enshrined in a hokora.
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叢祠 【ほこら】


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