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You can learn about a shrine (god of prosperous business) in Tsukiji.
We will guide you around Tsukiji.
We will also introduce recommended Tsukiji information that the locals told us.
After reading this article , you too will become a Tsukiji connoisseur!
We would be happy if you could make good memories of Tsukiji.
There is a shrine called "Tsukiji Namiyoke" Shrine.
It is the guardian deity of Tsukiji.
The origin of Namiyoke Shrine is that after the great fire of Meireki in 1657, the Edo shogunate was carrying out landfill work at Tsukiji, which was at sea level at the time.
Even if the embankment was built , it was swept away by the strong waves , and construction was difficult.
At that time , the sacred body of Inari Okami, who shines on the surface of the sea , appeared , and the people who feared it built a shrine on this land .
Then , after the purification ceremony, the grand festival was held.
After that , the wind and waves subsided , and the reclamation work was completed without incident.
It was the second year of Manji(1659).
People were surprised that the miracle of this divine virtue appeared immediately , and Namiyoke Shrine was born in Tsukiji.
A dragon that commands clouds , a tiger that commands wind , and a giant lion that commands all things with a single cry were dedicated to Namiyoke Shrine.
It is said that the Shishi Festival began with the carrying of this on the shoulder.
This is the Tsukiji Shishi Festival held in June every year.
The people of Tsukiji wear hanten coats with the kanji for wave, which is part of the name of Namiyoke Shrine.
Then people wear it and carry the mikoshi.
From the Edo period to the present, it is enshrined as a god who can overcome disasters and overcome waves.
It is also worshiped for its divine virtues such as warding off disasters, warding off evil, prosperous business, and construction safely.
Tsukiji Namiyoke Shrine has two types of goshuin throughout the year , and 17 types are issued in one year.
Furthermore , by visiting the Seven Lucky Gods( Shichifukujin), you can get 11 types of limited goshuin.
The original goshuin book is embroidered with the symbol of the shrine, the large lion [Tenjo-o-jishi(male lion,osu-jishi)] that wards off evil and the Benzaiten Ohaguro Lion (female lion , mesu-jishi).
On the back of the goshuin book , the hanten worn at shrine festivals and the pictures of Tsukiji – style tuna are embroidered .
About 7 minutes on foot from Tsukiji Station on the Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line.
On the way to the shrine , you can go shopping as you pass through the Tsukiji Outer Market, Tsukiji Jogai Ichiba.
A store monument unique to Tukiji is built in the precincts of the shrine.
There is also a Yoshinoya stone monument because the first beef bowl restaurant Yoshinoya was located in Tsukiji Market.
You can learn more about Tsukiji Namiyoke Shrine by watching this video.(in Japanese) ↓↓↓
Here is the location.↓
It is “Go to Tsukiji”, where Tsukiji Namiyoke Shrine is located!