Fukagawa Shinmeigu Shrine fukagawashimmeiguu

Fukagawa Shinmeigu Shrine

Pioneer, Shinto shrine where is related to Hachiroemon Fukagawa of Fukagawa

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.

Address 1-3-17, Morishita, Koutou-ku
TEL 03-3631-5548
Access About 2 minutes on foot from Toei Oedo Line, Toei Shinjuku Line "Morishita Station" Exit A7
URL http://www.fukagawa-shinmei.com/

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