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Namiyoke inari jinja

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Namiyoke inari jinja

Address:6-20-37 Tsukiji Chuo-ku Tokyo-to

enshrined deity:Ukanomitama-mikoto

 

 

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If you walk on a street leading to National Cancer Center Japan from Tsukiji station, turn left a front of NCC and walk fulter, you will see Namiyoke inari jinja.

In the past, when landfill construction around Tsukiji were proceeding, It was difficult to continue construction due to wave damage. At such time, the statue of "Inari-myojin" floated in the sea was found. And, when the statue was worshiped in the place, the wave damage were put down. Since then, it was worshiped as jinja which expels evil spirits.



 

As you go straight through vibrant Tsukiji market, you will see the Namiyoke Inari jinja filled with greenery in front. Although it is not a vast jinja, I think that the atmosphere of the jinja that has taken root in the local for a long time and has gathered faith was full.

 

 

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A trii and a hall of worships.
An enshrined deity, Ukanomitama-mikoto, is a deity of grains and foods and is famous as an enshrined deity of Fushimi Inari Taisha in Kyoto.
Because I have many opportunities to go to Tsukiji personally and my favorite food is Sashimi, I can't forgive my deepest gratitude to Namiyoke jinja that guards Tsukiji, the kitchen of Tokyo, for a long time.


By the way, I was surprised that the Namiyoke jinja was introduced by the TV program "Jun Sampo" when I was just writing this article. haha

 

 

Worship records
May.13,2016

 

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