The second post on the diverse styles of komainu I encountered in Shikoku while walking the pilgrimage. The first post is here. With bibs as paw warmers, at Temple 16, Kannonji.
Guarding the approach to Kushibuchi Hachman Shrine in Tokushima.
Wrapped in shimenawa at Ikuchi Shrine, Tokushima.
At Ebisu Shrine in Naka, Tokushima. the male will often be depicted with a paw resting on a ball, but here the ball is balanced on the paw.
Its female opposite, often depicted with a cub/pup. The upper jaw seems to be missing which gives it a strange appearance.