Tour of Fukagawa Seven Deities of Good Luck
Fukagawa Shichifukujin(Seven Gods of Good Fortune) is enshrined in three Shinto shrines of Morishita Station, Kiyosumi-Shirakawa Station, Around Monzen-nakacho Station and four temples.
Benefit does not include change even if we pray from any shrines and temples, but it is effective to rotate from Fukagawa Shinmeigu Shrine close to Toei Oedo Line, Shinjuku Line(Toei Shinjuku Line) "Morishita Station" or Toei Oedo Line, Tomioka Hachimangu Shrine close to Tokyo Metro Tozai Line "Monzen-Nakacho Station" sequentially and is recommended. Including time for worship in each shrines and temples, it can rotate in around two hours.
Also, a lot of venerable shrines and temples and historic spots are full of the moving highlight including mall where individual store links the eaves other than shrines and temples where Shichifukujin(Seven Gods of Good Fortune) is enshrined by roadside as stables of sumo line up.
We recommend the use of Koto City culture tour guide to person to want to rotate while directions hear anxiety, detailed explanation.
It is got close to many people through the year, but colored paper, bamboo grass, the conferment (pay) of bell are in exhibiting a Buddhist image period of New Year holidays in particular, and many people visit.
Exhibiting a Buddhist image period: From 1 to 7 on January, from 9:00 to 17:00 (2020 ...)
[recommended route and indication of the time required on foot]
Morishita Station (Toei Oedo Line, Shinjuku Line(Toei Shinjuku Line))
・Fukagawa Shinmeigu Shrine [Kotobuki Oigami]
・Fukagawa Inari jinja Shrine [futaison]
・Ryukoin Temple [the god of treasure]
・Enjuin Temple [god of wealth]
・Shingyoji Temple [the God of Wealth and Longevity]
・Fuyuki Bentendo Temple [Sarasvati]
・Tomioka Hachimangu Shrine [Ebisu God]
Monzen-Nakacho Station (Toei Oedo Line, Tokyo Metro Tozai Line)
http://www.fukagawa7.net/ (Fukagawa Shichifukujin(Seven Gods of Good Fortune) official web site)
http://koto-kanko.jp/guide/guideinfo/ (Koto City culture tour guide introduction page)
List of sightseeing theme spots
Hachiroemon Fukagawa and his dependents came from Settsu province (now part of Osaka Prefecture) during the Keicho era (1596–1615), and undertook to develop land around here for rice cultivation. This newly developed locale was consequently named Fukagawa Village after Hachiroemon’s surname, thereby giving rise to the Fukagawa area name that is still in use today. It is unclear when Fukagawa Shinmeigu Shrine was established, but it is said that Hachiroemon Fukagawa deified three written poems—originally written by Emperor Go-Tsuchimikado and called ‘Daijinguu’—in a small shrine which had existed since before his arrival. This is how the god of that small shrine came to protect the village. Deified in a corner of the shrine grounds is Jurou, who is one of the Fukagawa Shichifukujin (Fukagawa Seven Gods of Good Fortune) and said to bestow longevity.
Hoteison, believed to have divine grace for being broad-minded, is one of the Fukagawa Seven Deities of Good Luck and is enshrined here. Fukagawa Inari jinja Shrine is old Shinto shrine of foundation in Fukagawa Area by foundation of (1630) in 1630. The shrine is also called "Nishi-Daiinari," a name that originates from "Nishi-Daiku-machi," the name of the former town around this area. The name of this town is said to come from the fact that the Onagi River, which flows behind the shrine, had been busy with the coming and going of ships since the early Edo Era and shipwrights used to live in this area to repair and made ships. No one lives in this shrine, and it is managed and operated by the town assembly.
Bishamonten, believed to have divine grace for courage, is one of the Fukagawa Seven Deities of Good Luck and is enshrined here. The temple was founded in then Bakuro-cho (Chuo-ku) but burned in several fires and was moved to its current location in 1682. It is said that later Bishamonten was safely placed at the north-east corner within the precincts to avoid the influence of demons. At New Year's, it bustles with many people visiting the Fukagawa Seven Deities of Good Luck.
Daikokuten, believed to have divine grace for prosperity, is one of the Fukagawa Seven Deities of Good Luck and is enshrined here. Enjuin Temple was founded by the wife of Hatamoto Nagai Sanukinokami Naoin. It is unknown what year the temple was founded, but it was said that Daikokuten was enshrined here since the temple was founded and known as Daikoku-sama of Fukagawa since the Edo period. In addition, stone statue of god of wealth is enshrined in the precincts, too.
Fukurokuju, believed to have the divine grace for long life, is one of the Fukagawa Seven Deities of Good Luck and is enshrined in Rokkakudou on the precincts. Shingyoji Temple was built in 1616 in Hatschobori and transferred to this place in 1633. It was founded by Yogen-in, wife of Hiroyoshi Kikkawa, the feudal lord of Iwakuni-han (Yamaguchi), who made the famous Kintaikyo Bridge. On the precincts is the oldest five-story pagoda in Koto-ku. Also in its graveyard are the graves of 5th Nanboku Tsuruya and Heisuke Kudo, the author of Akaezofusetsukou.
Benzaiten, believed to have the divine grace for arts, is one of the Fukagawa Seven Deities of Good Luck and is enshrined here. It is said that a wealthy lumber merchant, Naotsugu Fuyuki, respectfully placed the partial spirit of Konoe Chikubushima Benzaiten in his residence and later his grandson Yaheiji moved it to this location. Fuyuki Kosode, a work of art drawn for the wife of Yaheiji by Korin Ogata, who received the care at this large Fuyuki residence, has been preserved at the Tokyo National Museum.
Deified in the west side of the main shrine is Ebisu, who is one of the Fukagawa Shichifukujin (Fukagawa Seven Gods of Good Fortune) and said to grant wealth and charm. It is famous for the Fukagawa Hachiman Matsuri, one of the three major Edo festivals. At the main festival, held once every three years, Mikoshi Rengo Togyo is conducted in which approximately 50 portable shrines are carried through the town. This sight also called "Mizukake Matsuri," (which means "festival of throwing water") as water is splashed vigorously over the carriers of the shrines. The Tatsumi Geisha Tekomai (portable shrine leading dance) and refined head constructors cheering and carrying heavy wood structures conjures up the atmosphere of the Edo period. Tomioka Hachimangu Shrine is the origin of Sumo wrestling held as a charity for temples or shrines. It has been closely associated with Sumo. The Yokozuna Rikishi monument and Ozeki Rikishi monument stand on the precincts.