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I am not sure how common this is in other countries, but here in Japan, we have seen a lot of masked statues and monuments. Perhaps that's one way to appease the kamisama. :)

I remember one of the first landmarks wearing a mask was Hachiko in Shibuya (not my photo).

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I pass Bashō's statue once a week, and he seems to sport a new set every time we meet.

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In Kamakura, too:

O-inari at Maruyama Inari Shrine. They look particularly stern.

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The Koma-inu at Tsurugaoka Hachimangu.

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And even the massive Koma-inu on Wakamiya-oji.

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