"...any being whatsoever which possesses some eminent quality out of the ordinary, and is awe-inspiring, is called Kami.”
Ibaraki-ken, Mito-shi, Senba-chō 503-1
茨城県水戸市千波町503-1 Google Map
4 May, 2021
Nearest station: Kairakuen Line JR East Jōban
千波神社 Senba Jinja
From Merged Shrines
Annual Festival: Novermber 3
This is the twenty-second of my ex post facto shrine reports. I visited it in April 2012 along with Tokiwa Jinja: the two are about 1.2 km apart.
There is very little information readily available on this shrine. It is not one of the twelve shrines in Mito-shi listed on the Ibaraki-ken Jinjacho home page.
Looking at the enshrined kami, note that Ōhosazaki-no-mikoto is another name for the legendary Emperor Nintoku (reigned 313-399?), Takemizuchi-no-mikoto is a kami of thunder.
And now let the photos speak.
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