A Mount Tai Shigandang(泰山石敢當) in Beijing, China.
A Shigandang in Okinawa, Japan

Shigandang (simplified Chinese: ; traditional Chinese: 石敢當; pinyin: shí gǎn dāng; Wade–Giles: shih-kan-tang; Japanese: 石敢當 ishigantō) is an ornamental stone tablet with writings,[1] which is used to exorcise evil spirits in east Asia. The Shigandang are often associated with Mount Tai and are often placed on street intersections or three-way junctions, especially in the crossing, which is often considered a fierce place (凶位). Many Shigandang have been replaced by stone written with Nāmó Ēmítuófó.

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