Komainu (Lion Dog) Omamori Charm | Drive Safety
Komainu (Lion Dog) Omamori
安全運転 (Drive Safe)
Komainu (狛犬), often called lion-dogs in English, are statues of lion-like creatures either guarding the entrance or the honden, or inner shrine of many Japanese Shinto shrines. They are known as protectors of sacred sites and symbolise protection against evil times.
Behind the charm translates to "drive safe", to remind you to stay safe on the road as well as keeping others in mind.