Tensojinja Shrine

Tensojinja Shrine

Shrine where traditional Yabusame demonstrations (children's archery) have been conducted for over 400 years

Fukurokuju, believed to have divine grace for long life, is one of the Kameido Seven Deities of Good Luck and is enshrined in a shrine on the precincts. It is unknown what year Tensojinja Shrine was founded. However, it is said that it was built during the period of Empress Suiko and enshrines a sacred object made by Shotoku-taishi. Also, it has been said that bad diseases were cured as soon as Nobunaga Oda ordered a Yabusame event (horseback archery) to be held here when bad diseases were widespread during Tensho Era (1573–1592). Based on this, the rite of Yabusame (children's archery) is held on September 16 every year.

Address 3-38-35, Kameido, Koutou-ku
TEL 03-3681-3042
Access JR Sobu Line, Tobu Kameido Line "Kameido Station" north exit 17-minute walk/Keisei Line "Oshiage Station" Exit B1 10-minute walk
URL http://www.tensojinja.com/

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