Zuijin (随身)

Zuijin (also called as zuishin) was a government official in Konoefu (the Headquarters of the Inner Palace Guards) during and after the Heian period; zuijin followed nobles to guard them when they went out.
Zuijin also refers to the statues which are dressed in zuijin's clothes and enshrined on the left and right sides of shrine gates (zuijinmon) as shrine guards; in this case, zuijin can also be written as '随神.'