Nearest station

Zōshiki

 Keikyū Main Line

Tōkyō-to, Ōta-ku,  Nishi-Rokugō 2-23-14

東京都大田区西六郷2-23-14

白山神社

  Hakusan Jinja

Home page: none Japanese

February 25, 2018

History

Another of those shrines about which little is known. I visited it while walking from Tamagawa Suwa Jinja to Rokugō Jinja (pages on both of which are to follow. When it was founded is unclear, but in the temple which was its betto-ji, Yakuōji (薬王寺, now located at Rokugō 2-23-15), there is some evidence that this Hakusan Jinja was founded along with the temple in 1677, and at the shrine itself there is a piece of stone used in the temizuya on which the date 1707 is inscribed.

Description

About 500 metres from Zōshiki Station. Picturesque is probably too strong a word to use in describing this shrine but it does have its attractions, particularly the pair of koma-inu.  On seeing them I immediately thought that they must date to early Showa or even late Taisho, but they were actually carved in 1967 and, in my opinion, are exceptional.

Enshrined Kami:  

Main

(Note: numbers in parentheses after kami names

refer to position in How Many Kami table)

Izanagi-no-mikoto (13A)               伊邪那岐

 

From Merged Shrines

None

In-ground Shrines:

Shōzenbō Inari Jinja  正善坊稲荷神社

 

Earliest mention of:   

Annual Festival:    September 19

In light of its torii tunnel, "picturesque" probably could be applied to the in-ground shrine, Shōzenbō Inari Jinja, the name of which is unusual, it's the first shrine I have come across a shrine of this name.

 

Not only are the main hall, which was constructed in 1951, and the Shōzenbō Inari hall of the same structure, but both are surrounded by sturdy looking black metal fencing. The torii, erected in August 1935, 2.1 metres wide, is made of stone in the Shinmei style. The land the shrine occupies is 1,235 square meters in area.

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Hakusan Jinja Tōkyō Ōta-ku 白山神社 東京都大田区
Hakusan Jinja Tōkyō Ōta-ku 白山神社 東京都大田区
Hakusan Jinja Tōkyō Ōta-ku 白山神社 東京都大田区
Hakusan Jinja Tōkyō Ōta-ku 白山神社 東京都大田区
Hakusan Jinja Tōkyō Ōta-ku 白山神社 東京都大田区
Hakusan Jinja Tōkyō Ōta-ku 白山神社 東京都大田区
Shōzenbō Inari, Tōkyō Ōta-ku 正善坊稲荷 東京都大田区
Shōzenbō Inari, Tōkyō Ōta-ku 正善坊稲荷 東京都大田区
Shōzenbō Inari, Tōkyō Ōta-ku 正善坊稲荷 東京都大田区
Shōzenbō Inari, Tōkyō Ōta-ku 正善坊稲荷 東京都大田区
Shōzenbō Inari, Tōkyō Ōta-ku 正善坊稲荷 東京都大田区
Shōzenbō Inari, Tōkyō Ōta-ku 正善坊稲荷 東京都大田区
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